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Simon Phipps (programmer)

Simon Phipps at Open World Forum, Paris, 30 September 2010.

Simon Phipps is a computer scientist and web and open source advocate.

Phipps was instrumental in IBM's involvement in the Java programming language, founding IBM's Java Technology Center.[1] He left IBM for Sun Microsystems in 2000, taking leadership of Sun's open source programme from Danese Cooper.[2] Under Phipps, most of Sun's core software was released under open source licenses, including the Solaris operating system and the Java software platform.[3]

Phipps was not hired into [4] before becoming an independent consultant.

Phipps is currently President of the Open Source Initiative[5][6] and a board member of the Open Rights Group[7] and of Open Source for America.[8] He has served on a number of advisory boards for other projects, including as CEO of the MariaDB Foundation,[9][10] theGNOME Foundation,[11] OpenSolaris,[12] OpenJDK,[13] and OpenSPARC.[14]

He appeared as a guest on episodes 39 and 113 of FLOSS Weekly and as a regular co-host, such as on episodes 124 and 201.

References

  1. ^ Ibm Java Evangelist Speaks Of Java Tsunami http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_n3418/ai_20635325/
  2. ^ Sun exec takes control of open source projects http://www.infoworld.com/t/platforms/sun-exec-takes-control-open-source-projects-428
  3. ^ The ripple effect of a GPL'd Java will reach far and wide http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=3937
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20131208021808/http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Simon-Phipps-joins-open-identity-startup-ForgeRock-996390.html
  5. ^ OSI Board of Directors http://www.opensource.org/docs/board-annotated
  6. ^ "OSI Board Meeting Report". 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  7. ^ Open Rights Group Board of Directors http://www.openrightsgroup.org/people/board#simon_phipps
  8. ^ Open Source for America Board of Advisors http://www.opensourceforamerica.org/board
  9. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. (2013-04-23). "Look out, Oracle: SkySQL and MariaDB join forces". ZDNet. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  10. ^ "Simon Phipps". Google+. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  11. ^ About the GNOME Foundation http://foundation.gnome.org/about/
  12. ^ Board Election 2009/Change Constitution http://poll.opensolaris.org/4/
  13. ^ OpenJDK Governance Board http://openjdk.java.net/groups/gb/
  14. ^ OpenSPARC Community Advisory Board http://www.opensparc.net/community/governance.html

External links

  • Simon Phipps personal blog
  • Meshed Insights Business Information (consultancy site)
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