Every tier-one computer company has a core of individuals who act as the company’s Big Brains. At IBM and Novell, they are known as “fellows.” Same for Microsoft. More often than not, company Big Brains hole up in labs and rarely make public appearances. Not Jonathan Schwartz, one of the Big Brains at Sun Microsystems. Recently, VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C. Doyle caught up with Schwartz to learn more about his dual mission. Also, Sun Microsystems may add a provision to some of its Java licenses to protect consumers from Linux-related lawsuits filed by the SCO Group. “You license Java–we will indemnify you on Linux,” says Sun’s Jonathan Schwartz.