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Top Solaris developer flees Oracle

Jul 15, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"Greg Lavender, the lead developer in charge of the Solaris operating system at Oracle, has left the company. And the OpenSolaris Governing Board, which is supposed to steer the open source version of Solaris, is thinking about disbanding because Oracle has not had any contact with the board for the past six months.

"As one El Reg reader so succinctly and brilliantly put it in a comment in a recent story about the wall of silence Oracle has built up around Solaris and OpenSolaris: "No more Solaris. Now it's SoLarry's."

"We caught wind of Lavender's departure from Oracle in the comment section of that story, where one commenter said Lavender had left Oracle the prior week, making it around the middle of June."

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