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Daily Dose - DTrace Co-inventor Leaves Oracle

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Daily Dose - DTrace Co-inventor Leaves Oracle

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Yet another great developer has left Oracle this week.  Bryan Cantrill, the co-inventor of DTrace, gave a heartfelt farewell to the company he joined in 1996.  In his praise of the pre-Oracle Sun Microsystems, Cantrill also has a few well-veiled criticisms likely aimed at the new culture under Oracle.  Statements like: "[Sun] fostered an environment where the OS [Open Source] was viewed not as a regrettable drag on progress, but rather as a nexus of innovation," and "One of Sun’s greatest strengths was that we technologists were never discouraged from interacting directly and candidly with our customers and users, and many of our most important innovations came from these relationships," reveal that Cantrill, like so many other prominent Sun developers, had problems with Oracle's closed mindset.

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