Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Open Source Officer, announced his departure today, after 10 years at Sun. I had a great time working with Simon on Java DB, a smart, fine guy to work with.
I am really not at all surprised, Oracle has never thought much of open source. As with Tim Bray and Ted Leung, their loss. It's also a sign that a certain cultural style reflected in these folks is not a good match at Oracle.