"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..."
Mad Penguin: Danese Cooper: Reflections of an Open Source
"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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