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Open Source Java Claims Its First Casualty: Graham Hamilton, Sun Fellow and VP, Quits
An uncompromising advocate of Java compatibility, Hamilton opts out of the new "age of participation" Sun

An uncompromising advocate of Java compatibility, Dr Graham Hamilton - Sun Fellow and VP - has parted company with the new "age of participation" Sun in the wake of its decision, announced last week, to open-source its implementation of Java.

One of the principal voices against open-sourcing Java, the departure of Hamilton was nonetheless greeted with sadness by proponents of the cause like Danese Cooper, who notes  "I know many at Sun and in the larger Java community were sad to see him go."

Geir Magnusson, while conceding that he and Hamitlon "didn't see eye to eye," nonetheless declared him "one of my heros" and called it "a significant loss for Sun, and the Java ecosystem as a whole."

"I'm proud to say that I've worked with Dr. Hamilton," Magnusson added, "and hope to do so again in the future."

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Do we know where Graham is going to go? Cassatt maybe?




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