“Time magazine considered her one of the most influential people
in America in 1997.
“But fate is a fickle friend, and Kim Polese then embarked on a
celebrity roller-coaster ride that took her from being the Web’s
‘it girl’ to a dot-bomb trivia answer in the wink of an eye.
“Polese, founder of Marimba and formerly the public face of Java
for Sun Microsystems, is now back in the limelight–this time as
CEO of SpikeSource, an open-source services company catering to
corporate customers. And just like during the early days of the
Web, Polese believes she’s at the front of something big…”
Polese Steps Into Open-Source Fray(Oct 11, 2004)