Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Leaving Sun

I've been hesitating to blog on this, but I've have enough queries now that I suppose just to retain my sanity I should just come out and say I've left Sun.

I joined Sun 4 years ago to be product manager for J2EE, which role I had for, oh, about one day, since a number of departures around the time I joined meant I needed to cover some other functions. Since then, I've had the good fortune to meet a lot of really interesting and intelligent people, both in and out of Sun, and work on some really cool things.

If I'm proud of anything, it is that while there I managed to change Sun's licensing model enough to permit open source development of compatible J2EE application servers. It was hard, and really rewarding, and through that process I've done way more about law than I ever imagined (or wished).

But four years is four years, and longer than I'd stayed anywhere for over a decade. Other opportunities called.

In many ways I'll miss Sun. It has been very cool and a great engine of professional growth for me. Maybe I'll go back sometime. I absolutely wish them well, both as a corporation and as a group of individuals I respect.

[Comments from my previous blog]

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Wednesday, 14 July 2004 8:38 pm
Soo..which company are you going off to? Will you be working with J2EE/Java there also?


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