Thursday Apr 01, 2010

Its not a goodbye...

Leaving Oracle but not Solaris

This is probably one of the most difficult entry I have ever written. I have decided to leave my job at Oracle. Don't have a forward destination yet but I intend to take sometime thinking about it before I take the next step. I am leaving Oracle but I will still be involved with Solaris and OpenSolaris in some form or the other. Having spend 14 years writing million+ lines of code and architecting some of the most complex subsystems, I don't intend to just walk away.

The last 2-3 days have been a very emotional journey for me. I thought I was a very strong willed person but it was amazing how many times I came close to tears when so many people stopped by. All I can say is that I am so grateful that the community feels that I had done something useful (both personally and professionally) for Solaris. The journey has been nothing but wonderful and I will surely miss everyone. But I have learned one thing in last several years - to not say goodbye ever because our paths will cross again!!

Best of luck to everyone in the Solaris community who help it to be the best operating system on the planet and especially to the people who help write it. Keep the flag flying!! With Oracle, Solaris will reach more places ...

I think I will lose access to this site once I leave Sun/Oracle so I will continue writing on my wordpress blog.

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Sunay Tripathi, Sun Distinguished Engineer, Solaris Core OS, writes a weblog on architecture for Solaris Networking Stack, GLDv3 (Nemo) framework, Crossbow Network Virtualization and related things

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