Monday, March 08, 2010

Simon Phipps leaves Oracle

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.

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