You know, it may have been a a carefully architected succession plan as Sun calls it, but it was still a surprise to me. I like Schwartz (to listen to, I haven’t a clue what he’s like to work for) but he does come across as a bit “fast talking” and a “wild hand gesticulating” kind of fellow that reminds me of those professors in College who couldn’t really explain anything and often said “it is obvious that” or wrote “as an excercise for the reader…”.

I suppose he’ll be a perfectly legitimate CEO for Sun. It certainly needs a bit of an infusion, as I think it really got lost there in the middle of the last decade. Is he really the right guy? I guess we’ll see. I’m suspicious. And I don’t own any stock in Sun, nor do I really have any plan to buy some right now…

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Joe has broad software engineering development and management experience, from startups to large companies. Joe works on projects ranging from mobile to multi-cloud distributed systems, has set up and led engineering teams and processes, as well as managing and running services. Joe also contributes and collaborates with a wide variety of open source projects, and writes online at

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