Chief Open Source Officer Leaves Sun/Oracle


Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps has left Sun/Oracle, a few months short of his 10th anniversary at the company.

At his blog, he writes that Sun has achieved some “amazing things,” not least releasing some important software under free licenses. However, he lists a few disappointments: “I’m sad that Apache did not get the TCK license they requested. I’m sad that we didn’t get the code for some of those projects permanently outside the sun firewall.” And, above all, he is “sad that, despite the success of the open source software businesses, it still wasn’t enough to rescue Sun in the end.”

Read the ‘farewell’ post in full, at Phipps’ blog.

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