Sun Microsystems has established a corporate office dedicated to open-source matters, as part of its continuing drive to become a major player in the open-source community.
Simon Phipps, who is already Sun's open-source officer, will head the new Open Source Office, which will help co-ordinate internal open-source initiatives and deal with the external open-source community.
Phipps will report to Hal Stern, Sun’s software chief technology officer.
The company is dedicated to moving towards the goal of making all its products open source, after making its main Solaris operating system open-source earlier this year.
Since the Solaris code was made public, Sun has also made some of its server software products open-source.