A Defeat for Open Source Java?

by Steve Anglin

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According to the Wall Street Journal, George Paolini, Sun's vice president of technology evangelism and marketing (Java software platform and other initiatives) with the open source community is leaving, sources inside the company said. Mr. Paolini has been responsible for selling the open source community on various Sun technologies, including Java and Jini. This could be a big blow to the open source community and its quest for an open source Java platform.

Is this a defeat for open source Java?