"Eight days into his tenure at Sun, newly minted Chief Operating
Platforms Officer Ian Murdock took the stage at the SDForum event,
'Platform 2.0: The Next Generation' in Santa Clara. The founder of
Linux distro Debian in 1993, Murdock made the jump to Sun and
appears to be charged with making Sun's open source Solaris more
appealing to the Linux crowd and beyond.
"Murdock's job involves increasing developer adoption of Sun
technology, especially Solaris and related technologies, such as
DTrace, at a time when Linux has dramatically better mindshare. Sun
needs to get the early adopters back in its camp and 'synchronize'
its platform strategy, Murdock said..."