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A ZDNet Interview With Sun Open-Source Officer Simon Phipps

Posted by marinasum on March 3, 2009 at 9:42 AM PST

ZDNet Australia recently published a Q&A with Sun Open-Source Officer Simon Phipps, in which he commented on the following topics:

  • Sun's acquisition of MySQL and its fit in the company's new structure
  • The growth of OpenOffice.org ("35 million downloads since October" for version 3.0) and the impressive number of plug-ins
  • The developers, Sun and non-Sun, who are hard at work on the "core code" of OpenOffice and its localized versions ("over 100" of them—wow)
  • External development on the OpenSolaris OS

Enlightening observations.

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