Green Resigns from Sun
As the dust settles after last week's news of Sun Microsystems Inc. settling its differences with Microsoft Corp., some of the fallout includes pro-Sun, pro-Java personalities such as Rich Green, Sun's vice president of developer platforms.As the dust settles after last weeks news of Sun Microsystems Inc. settling its differences with Microsoft Corp., some of the fallout includes pro-Sun, pro-Java personalities such as Rich Green, Suns vice president of developer platforms. Green has resigned from Sun as of last week. However, a Sun spokesperson said Green actually tendered his resignation "long before last week. It was coincidental timing, not related timing." This comment refutes other sources who said Green left Sun in protest over the Microsoft deal.
However, sources close to the negotiations said Green began talking to a startup founded by a former Sun colleague two months ago and later decided that after 14 years at Sun it was indeed time to make a change. Meanwhile, Jonathan Schwartz, Suns new president and chief operating officer, spoke to both Green and John Loiacono about the possibility of becoming his successor as head of software for Sun, sources said. But Green already had submitted his resignation, yet was continuing to work at Sun "because he felt he couldnt make a change until this last issue [Microsoft] was resolved," a source said.
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