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Simon Phipps unbound

Oct 26, 2010, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"One of the great pleasures I experienced at last week's Open World Forum in Paris was to see Simon Phipps unbound.

"After 10 years at Sun, half of them as the company's chief voice on open source, he was one of the first out the door when Oracle's tentacles closed in. This has liberated him to say what he feels, rather than just what he is allowed to say. It has given him the fire of a good Baptist preacher.

""It's easy to forget the thing that got you started. It's easy to forget in open source it started with principles, with liberty, equality and community." Of course Phipps used the French for these concepts – liberte, egalite, fraternite. This got him a big hand."

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