Posted by marinasum
on March 3, 2009 at 9:42 AM PST
Read a few insights on Sun's MySQL acquisition and the OpenOffice.org and OpenSolaris communities.
ZDNet Australia recently published a Q&A with Sun Open-Source Officer Simon Phipps, in which he commented on the following topics:
- Sun's acquisition of MySQL and its fit in the company's new structure
- The growth of OpenOffice.org ("35 million downloads since October" for version 3.0) and the impressive number of plug-ins
- The developers, Sun and non-Sun, who are hard at work on the "core code" of OpenOffice and its localized versions ("over 100" of themwow)
- External development on the OpenSolaris OS