The Register: Sun Burns Solaris and Linux Staffers
Feb 17, 2005, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)
"Sun Microsystems has sent some of its operating system staff
packing as it finishes up a long period of layoffs.
"Sources have informed The Register that a larger number of
staffers in Sun's operating platforms group have been shown the
door. Many of these workers had been cranking away on new versions
of Solaris and the Java Desktop System--Sun's version of Linux.
With that work mostly completed, the staffers became expendable to
Sun. This looks like the tail-end of a long round of layoffs, which
started last year and claimed more than 3,000 jobs..."