Does Oracle Losing Sun's Open Source Chief Matter?
I've had the good fortune to speak with Simon Phipps - now the former Chief Open Source Officer at Sun - a number of times over the last several years.
Phipps always provided insightful comments on licensing and strategic open source issues. His comments and opinion on GPLv3 in particular were very solid and his opinion was a great one to include in the stories I published. Now with Oracle buying up Sun - Phipps has decided to leave Oracle.
While I have always appreciated Phipps insight - I don't think his departure will affect Oracle in any tangible way.
Oracle is another story altogether and a very different culture in many respects.