"Many open source developers remain sceptical of Sun because
their memories of the company focus on Sun's interactions with the
community in 2001/2002, which Sun's chief open source officer Simon
Phipps concedes was a period where Sun 'screwed up.'
"Speaking in a recent interview with Builder AU, Phipps
explained the situation in which Sun finds itself.
"'Open source developers have been much more sceptical of Sun, a
lot of open source developers don't remember the fact that Sun was
pretty much the first open source start-up in 1982...'"