Although I appreciate your concern, Steve, please don't read in to my not being at Sun's recent announcement with Oracle (or the Sun Founder's retrospective at the Computer History Museum). I've been on a serious travel jag. I do appreciate the concern - if there's a guy that pushed me to engage in dialog on the net, it was Steve.
Strangely, I received this post in my feed reader with John Lilly as the sender, not Schwartz. John Lilly works in Sun's security/privacy technical group. According to an email from Schwartz, Lilly did an impromptu security audit that caused some of his entries to show up with Lilly's user name. Case closed, I guess.
I'll agree with Steve, that Schwartz has become a star tech executive and must be getting the headhunter calls and frustrated with the slow progress in getting Sun into a new orbit. But there is no Microsoft in his future unless Microsoft goes open source most if not all the way; otherwise Schwartz would be a software mercenary, which doesn't fit his profile.