World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Simon Phipps (programmer)

Article Id: WHEBN0024958720
Reproduction Date:

Title: Simon Phipps (programmer)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Open Source Initiative, Java/Selected quote, LugRadio, The Document Foundation, Common Development and Distribution License
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

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.


  1. ^ Ibm Java Evangelist Speaks Of Java Tsunami
  2. ^ Sun exec takes control of open source projects
  3. ^ The ripple effect of a GPL'd Java will reach far and wide
  4. ^
  5. ^ OSI Board of Directors
  6. ^ "OSI Board Meeting Report". 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  7. ^ Open Rights Group Board of Directors
  8. ^ Open Source for America Board of Advisors
  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
  12. ^ Board Election 2009/Change Constitution
  13. ^ OpenJDK Governance Board
  14. ^ OpenSPARC Community Advisory Board

External links

  • Simon Phipps personal blog
  • Meshed Insights Business Information (consultancy site)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.