"Sun Cobalt is preparing a major addition to its line of
Linux-based server appliances this month despite the
departure--just weeks before the launch--of the key executive who
heads up the operation.
"Stephen DeWitt, as president and chief executive of Cobalt, was
instrumental in its growth and subsequent acquisition by Sun
Microsystems in 2000. Latterly, DeWitt headed up the Cobalt
division as vice president and general manager for content delivery
and edge computing at Sun Microsystems. He left the company last
Friday, four years after he joined Cobalt.
"DeWitt's departure was the only one of several high level
bail-outs from Sun in past weeks that was not publicly announced.
Sun president Ed Zander , who was also instrumental in the
acquisition, is to retire from the company at the beginning of July
after 15 years of service..."