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Sun leaking intellectual property all over the place

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cowwoc
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First Josh Bloch left, then Romain Guy, then Chet Haase.

I'm sorry, but is anyone else freaking out over the consistent loss of superstars at Sun? Far be it for me to tell Sun how to run their business but I think they need to figure out what is causing all these smart people to migrate away from Sun instead of towards it and stem the tide. Sun should be the Google of Java development, yet all their high profile developers are leaving. We were finally beginning to see major improvements for Desktop Java and now you've got me worried again :)

Please, hire more superstars! And make Sun a fun place to work :)

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infosun
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Dont worry, after working so long on the same project they have to leave and change their mind elsewhere.

The new created teams all over the world are working excellent.

Please Sun, dont hire the superstars. Hire the youngsters, the coders.
Joe

linuxhippy
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I reverse the call to Sun, making it a call to customers and developers:

[b]Please Developers, buy great Sun boxes and recommend it to your customers, to help Sun developing Java![/b]

lg Clemens

PS: I would not call developers "intellectual property" ;)

trembovetski
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Romain never worked for Sun. He was an intern (an excellent one, for sure), so it's not that Sun lost him, it never got him =)

carcour
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And the list goes on: Hans Muller CTO of the desktop division who worked for Sun for 21 years then Scott Violet Swing architect who was been working with Sun since long before Java 1.0

kraik
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Yeah, I also share your worry and does get the imagination going a bit. I can recall him saying on his blog, to paraphrase:

[i]"One of the things that attracted me to Flex, and to Adobe, was a client platform that enables very rich user experiences; transitions, animations, filters, and just darned good-looking UIs are all pretty exciting to this graphics geek. I hope to be able to help make Flex an even richer platform going forward."[/i]

Now, i dont know about anyone else, but it doesnt exactly fill me with confidence. Does that mean there is nothing more attractive about the java platform in his eyes? Not enough to do? Jump ship etc...

?

linuxhippy
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I guess you volunteer for paying the income of the "new superstars"?

cowwoc
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Done right, they pay for themselves :)