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Computerworld NZ: Sun Loses Open Source Diva to Intel

Mar 21, 2005, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan, Christian Einfeldt)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Sun's open source diva has left the building. After seven years as Sun's most visible presence in the open source community, Danese Cooper has left the Santa Clara, California, computer maker to work on open source projects for Intel.

"Cooper had been a long-time proponent of open source software within Sun and is credited with steering the company in the direction of opening up its source code. She was instrumental in Sun's 2002 decision to allow open-source implementations of its Java specifications, and more recently she worked on Sun's OpenSolaris project, which was launched earlier this year..."

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Mad Penguin: Danese Cooper: Reflections of an Open Source Diva

"Mad Penguin: You're someone who is trusted by both by suits and hackers in the open source world. How did you start out in open source?

"Danese Cooper: You know, I might actually have been predisposed to it. I was in the Peace Corps when I was in my twenties; and I've lived in several collective community situations through the years. I try to live my life really transparently because it's just easier for me, but in the years before I came to Sun, I worked in software engineering for some of the biggest companies in the world, and I was appalled at the wasted time and the lack of transparency inside some of these companies..."

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