Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2007 10:29 UTC, submitted by binarycrusader
Oracle and SUN Simon Phipps of Sun has responded to the recent criticism of Sun's openness, pointing out that even releasing information that they may already have costs a lot of money. "Jonathan asked me to look into this, to ensure we're pursuing an open path across all of Sun, not simply the software group. We take all input seriously, and we can't solve all problems for all parties, but we're committed to doing our best to faithfully engage with all the communities we serve, in the same spirit as the existing Open Source Ombudsman Scheme. With the support of my team and others in the community I'll try to build a new scheme that is fair and transparent."
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Reality Check
by louspringer on Tue 19th Jun 2007 15:41 UTC
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2007-06-19

Simon clearly, factually and briefly articulates the complex barriers to easy "quick-fix" solutions for the documentation issue. There is no silver bullet, is there?

Isn't the nasty issue here about the tendency to skip the hard work of civil discourse on the real issues in favor of negative spinning and characterization of Sun's intent? What a boring waste of time and energy. We should probably leave those thin "discussions" to mainstream commercial media.

Thanks to Simon for trying to keep this discussion real.

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