Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems Inc.'s executive vice president of software, took time after his quarterly Town Hall in San Francisco to sit down with eWEEK Contributing Editor Steve Gillmor in a conversation about Microsoft Corp.'s Longhorn Wave and the market challenges and opportunities it may present for Sun.
SG: Notes and Groove creator Ray Ozzie says he's very excited about Longhorn – particularly its validation of Groove innovations in peer-to-peer and XML now baked in to the operating system.
Schwartz: That's a dangerous thing though. The fact that they're baking those things into the OS means that they don't need Ray's product.
SG: He sees the opportunity to build apps on top of that infrastructure.
Schwartz: No company has ever monetized Microsoft's infrastructure in the history of Microsoft.
SG: Is Longhorn's managed code environment its most strategic attribute?
News source: eWeek