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Last Day At Sun

Mar 10, 2010, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

"Today is my last day of employment at Sun (well, it became Oracle on March 1st in the UK but you know what I mean). I am a few months short of my 10th anniversary there (I joined at JavaOne in 2000) and my 5th anniversary as Chief Open Source Officer. I hope you’ll forgive a little reminiscence.

"Looking back, we’ve achieved some amazing things. We’ve:

"Got some of the most important software in the computer industry released under Free licenses that guarantee software freedom for people who rely on them, regardless of who owns the copyrights. Unix, Java, key elements of Linux, the SPARC chip and much more have been liberated.

"Guided and fed the quiet revolution that has restored competition to the productivity software market through Open Document Format."

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