DTrace co-creator quits Sun, hits delete on Oracle

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 3, 2010 3:47 AM EDT
The Register; By Kelly Fiveash
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The co-creator of DTrace has seemingly erased all memory of Larry Ellison’s Oracle from his mind, after quitting Sun Microsystems for an engineering veep role at Joyent last week. Bryan Cantrill is the latest in a long list of Sun men to quit the firm, following its takeover by Oracle earlier this year. His exit came just a week after Greg Lavender, the lead developer in charge of the Solaris operating system at Oracle, left the company. Worse still, the OpenSolaris Governing Board, which is supposed to steer the open source version of Solaris, is mulling disbanding because Oracle has had zero contact with the board for the past six months.

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