He's Never Invited me for dinner!

When I got in this morning someone had already sent me a pointer to Jonathan Schwartz's blog/"Open" letter to Linus Torvalds.  Jonathan's blog is in response to a recent posting of Linus's where Linus expresses skepticism about Sun's motives and sincerity around Open Source and GPLv3.

I love the fact that Jonathan himself wrote an open and immediate response and that the tone was so level and polite, heck Linus even got a dinner invitation out of it.  As a member of Sun's Free and Open Source group and the guy tasked with further strengthening our ties to the GNU/Linux community this kind of Sr. management attention makes my job a lot easier.


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I also got a big kick out of the comments posted.  As of now there are 73 comments and they range from the supportive:

        Jonathan - pure class. Linus is obviously making valid points within his sphere  of influence. You've countered with friendly, professional and intelligent thoughts.

        Posted by Mr. E. on June 13, 2007 at 02:50 PM PDT #

to the not so supportive:

        Sun sucks...that's all.

        Posted by thetruebeliever on June 13, 2007 at 06:21 PM PDT #

And thats great.  A discussion is happening in the open and all opinions are welcomed.  For it is through dialog and building relationships that we (Sun, Linus, the FOSS movement) will all truly succeed.

Pau for now...

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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