* Posts by redstar

2 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Mar 2010

No Santa, no Irish boozers and no regrets: life in Qatar


Shame about the Christmas decorations - Dubai is full of them, albeit nothing obviously Christian, but it is quite 'festive'.

Open source boss quits Sun Oracle


Never quite sure what he did

I can't fault Phipps' enthusiasm for his topic, but I never understood how he contributed in any way to Sun's revenues. He seemed to fly around the world being very learned, but did he earn the company any money, or did he make life better for customers in any way?

I'm not saying he didn't - I'd just like to know what his job was.