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Masood Mortazavi

Currently, Masood Mortazavi manages several teams of Sun engineers working on open-source technologies such as Apache / Derby (Java DB), MySQL Connectors, MySQL Docs and MySQL Developer Tools. He has also managed Sun's PostgreSQL and ORM teams prior to the MySQL acquisition. Masood joined Sun Microsystems' Java Software unit in 1999 as a member of the original J2EE team. He developed distributed transaction capabilities in RMI-IIOP and led the development team for GIOP 1.2. As a member of the carrier-grade J2EE project at Sun, he developed service control platforms and started a number of collaborations with SMI's mobile telecommunications partners. He has worked on SIP/IMS technologies for Sun and designed and developed a failure detection and recovery platform for cooperating processes. Masood has worked at Nasa Ames (Sterling Software), on DARPA projects (Teknowledge Corp.) and on satellite ground systems (Hughes) as well as for China National Petroleum Company. He has graduate degrees in business (MBA, Berkeley), journalism (M.J.. Berkeley) and scientific computing (Ph.D. in computational fluid dynamics, Davis) and did several years of post-graduate work in logic and methodology of science at UC Berkeley. He has published many technical papers and has multiple patents. He maintains separate weblogs at and at


mortazavi's blog

P2P Networking

Posted by mortazavi on June 18, 2005 at 2:55 PM PDT

If you think P2P networking is simply about file-sharing, you better think again, think open source community (from the very start), and then take a good look at Mohamed AbdelAziz's weblogs here at and

Open Source

Posted by mortazavi on June 14, 2005 at 2:58 PM PDT

I've written about the economic value and the evolutionary advantage of open source software earlier, but of much greater interest should be what

A bit more about myself

Posted by mortazavi on June 14, 2005 at 11:59 AM PDT

This is my first weblog entry at, and I'll be writing more as time permits. I may also turn this entry into a top page later on.

About 7 years ago when I started working in the J2EE reference implementation group at Sun Microsystems Inc., I focused my energies on RMI-IIOP, including distributed transactions capabilities and the GIOP 1.2 implementation.