Mar. 27, 2007 SDF Ian Murdock, Sun

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Ian Murdock just started his job as Chief Operating Platforms Officer at Sun Microsystems the week before. I thought Sun should have given him more time, but he did fine. He talked about his long experience with Linux and how it will interoperate with Sun’s broader platform strategies. Sun is open sourcing all of its software assets.

Do operating systems still matter in Web 2.0? Is the web a platform? Murdock thinks that what happened in the Linux will happen in web services. Linux started off very geeky and gradually the tools got easier for more people to use. Like Linux, web services will disrupt existing business models and create new ways to make money.

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