Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
markgritter

Sun Really Is Gone Now

CNET has the text of a goodbye message from McNealy. It comes off very McNealy-ish.

"Sun did not cheat, lie, or break the rule of law or decency." Except for admitting that they may have broken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Also, I believe a case could be made that at least one of Andy's babies is indecent. And while I wouldn't accuse Jonathan of lying, per se, I think there was a disconnect between Sun's real problems and the solutions management proposed to fix them.

The last of my Kealia stock is now converted to cash, along with Sun ESPP stock I'd been hanging on to. Ameritrade charged me $20 in the process but it was still cheaper than the commission... plus, interest on the ~$9/share it's been trading at for the past few month wouldn't make up for the $9.50/share the deal closed at. Maybe if I'd had a better idea of where I wanted to actually invest the money, I'd have switched it around long ago.

I do not think that my former group within Sun has a long future at Oracle, but I wish them all the best anyway. It'll be interesting to see how the merger shakes out.
Tags: finance, sun streaming system, work
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