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Former Sun engineer Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart has put together a large list of Sun employees who have left Oracle for other companies. It includes more than 100 people who have moved onto companies like VMware, Accenture, and Google.
It is by no means a complete list and is more a list of people in Pelegri-Llopart’s social circle who left Sun, but it is still quite substantial.
Some of the more well-known ones include Tim Bray, the former director of Web technologies at Sun who is now a developer advocate at Google; Bryan Cantrill, a former engineer at Sun who helped developed the much-heralded DTrace feature of Solaris, who is now VP of engineering at Joyent; and Simon Phipps, the former head of open source at Sun who is now at ForgeRock. Pelegri-Llopart is now at Research in Motion Limited (RIM).
Pelegri-Llopart said he plans on updating the list until the end of the month.
According to his current list, the biggest landing spot for former Sun employees is Joyent, a cloud hosting company that runs a lot of Solaris and OpenSolaris.