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Days In The Sun Over

Posted by webmink on March 9, 2010 at 4:06 AM PST

After nearly 10 years at Sun, and 5 years as Chief Open Source Officer, I have now left Sun. You can read my reflections on those years on my new personal blog (to which you may wish to subscribe).

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Thank you for your vision.

Simon, it is directly due to your work and vision at Sun that I shifted my focus so many years ago from GNU software to the world of Sun Java. I love Free Software, and GNU will always have a place in my life, but the attitude you shifted there at Sun toward Open Source really made a difference in how people like me looked at Java. Working in the Enterprise for so long, and seeing Java with a suspicion I only reserved for certain Microsoft applications (even that has waned), I wasn't prepared for my own mental leap that I took with Sun. Now I am a Java advocate, a JUG leader and have found a renewed joy in the software industry. Thank you for your vision, indeed. And may your next venture be as fruitful.