Simon Phipps

Chief Open Source Officer, Sun Microsystems

Simon Phipps
Technology futurist Simon Phipps is a well-known computer industry insider and commentator and as well as having a widely-read weblog he speaks frequently at industry events on technology trends and futures. At various times he has programmed mainframes, Windows and on the Web. Currently the Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., he was previously involved in OSI standards in the 80s, in the earliest commercial collaborative conferencing software in the early 90s, in introducing Java and XML to IBM and most recently with Sun's launching Sun's blogging site, He lives in the UK, is based at Sun's Menlo Park campus in California and can be contacted via

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O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2006

O'Reilly European Open Source Convention 2005

O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2004

O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference 2001