Jonathan Schwartz's other new job: Fortune 500 CEO blogger

Jonathan Schwartz's other new job: Fortune 500 CEO blogger

Summary: After the dust settled from being called up to run Sun, Jonathan Schwartz says his blog stays: So to answer the obvious, for those that have asked the question, "as CEO, will you continue blogging?".....

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After the dust settled from being called up to run Sun, Jonathan Schwartz says his blog stays:

So to answer the obvious, for those that have asked the question, "as CEO, will you continue blogging?".....Absolutely yes - count on it. (We'll now be the only Fortune 500 company with a CEO that blogs - the first of many firsts to come.)

Apparently, Greg Papa is getting a new job too. He's already CTO, head of R&D, and one of Schwartz's right-hand men.  Will he be called up to take over Schwartz's job as President and/or COO?  Especially now that Rich Green is back to run Sun's software division? We'll know more soon. (so says Jonathan).  Meanwhile, in response to Schwartz's blog, whereas almost every comment heaped congratulatory notes upon him, at least one commenter -- Jawahar Mundlapati (or so he says) -- used the opportunity to demand that Java be open-sourced.  Wrote Mundlapati:

.... the open source community model would make it easier to extend and optimize java for new platforms or take advantage of new chip-sets.....There is a way to open source java to promote community creatively without watering down the quality or functionality of the Java brand.

But, in the same breath, he says it would be "counterproductive to open up the JVM for mobile phones." Sounds like having your cake and eating it too.  I'm not sure that's possible with Java.

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  • if Sun wants to be in control of Java

    if Sun wants to be in control of Java they should not open source it.

    The financial guys say cut your expenses by firing engineering. IBM and OSS guys will say open source Java. I guess opens source it to your own peril.

    Interesting asto why IBM does not open source WebSphere, DB2, Lotus Notes. I think Bob Sutor should answer this question before he blabbers about Open Documents.
    zzz1234567890
  • The Ponytail

    Not all posts were <a href="http://fussnotes.typepad.com/plexnex/2006/05/the_ponytail_is.html">complimentary</a>.
    swhiser