"A few weeks ago I wrote an entry called 'That was then and This
is Now: SPARC International and OpenSPARC.net,' occasioned by the
announcement by Sun Microsystems that it had launched a new 'open
source hardware' initiative called OpenSPARC.net. In that entry, I
reminisced about several organizations created almost 20 years ago
by IBM, Motorola and Sun, including SPARC International.
"A few days later, David Weaver, a long-time (21 years, no less)
hardware and software veteran of Sun who has been involved with
SPARC International from its inception sent me an email..."