It's all over the net – Ian Murdoch leaves Linux Foundation and will be joining Sun to work on their operating systems strategy
Read the announcement on his blog
Everything I know about computing I learned on those Sun workstations, as did so many other early Linux developers; I even had my own for a while, after I joined the University of Arizona computer science department in 1997. But within a year, the Suns were starting to disappear, replaced by Pentiums running Red Hat Linux. More and more people coming through university computer science programs were cutting their teeth on Linux, much as I had on Sun. Pretty soon, Sun was increasingly seen by this new generation as the vendor who didnt get it, and Suns rivals did a masterful job running with that and painting the company literally built on open standards as closed. To those of us who knew better, it was a sad thing to watch.