internetnews.com: Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer, Sun
Feb 17, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Q: There are lots of things going on with open source at
Sun. What is your specific goal with open source? Do you have a
particular mandate that you're trying to achieve in 2007?
"I believe we're in the middle of a transition in society that
is being caused by the popularization of the Internet. It is
shifting society from a hub-and-spoke topology to a mesh
"When I look at Sun, its past, current and future business, it
struck me that it was very important for Sun to prepare for the
mesh topology for what Jonathan Schwartz calls the participation
age. Instead of taking what is given to you and all the information
being given out from the hub to the grateful spokes, what actually
happens is people participate across the mesh..."