Sundown: Sun's Open Source Chief Moves On

Mar 09, 2010

Once responsible for all matters open source at Sun, Simon Phipps is leaving the company (which now belongs to Oracle) and confesses he has no specified goals at present.

In his blog, Phipps describes how he joined Sun via Java One in 2000. Which means he's leaving the company shortly before his tenth anniversary.

Phipps occupied the extraordinary position of Chief Open Source Officer

While reviewing his successes at Sun, Phipps also expresses regret that despite all he achieved, it was not enough to save Sun. As to his future? Phipps is undecided and as he writes in his blog, is not sure of the direction he should now take.

Related content

  • Matt Asay Joins Canonical as COO

    Following the withdrawal of Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth from the day to day running of the company, and his replacement by Jane Silber, Matt Asay has now moved into the free post of chief operating officer.

  • Kenai: Sun sets up its own community website

    The Sun enterprise established a website, Kenai, which will host its own Open Source project code.

  • Icinga: Developers Fork Nagios

    Open source project Nagios is being forked into the Icinga project. The Netways firm, which specializes in open source IT management services and particularly the monitoring solution Nagios, will be managing the fork.

  • News

    No matter what the zealots say, Free Software and Open Source occupy common ground.

  • Identity Management from Sun: OpenSSO Enterprise

    Sun Microsystems provides its own solution for identity management called OpenSSO. The software is available free as Open Source and becomes a Sun product with added support and services.

comments powered by Disqus

Issue 198/2017

Buy this issue as a PDF

Digital Issue: Price $9.99
(incl. VAT)


njobs Europe
Njobs Netherlands Njobs Deutschland Njobs United Kingdom Njobs Italia Njobs France Njobs Espana Njobs Poland
Njobs Austria Njobs Denmark Njobs Belgium Njobs Czech Republic Njobs Mexico Njobs India Njobs Colombia