This is old news, but the reactions are much more noteworthy than the act itself: Ian Murdock (the “ian” in Debian) has left the Free Software Foundation and has joined Sun Microsystems as of March 19. As of today, his announcement already has more than 100 comments on his homepage, many of them welcome posts from Sun employees. The press resounds with this news, too. But I wonder what this is all about. It also has been a big issue when Linux Torvalds started using Macs and then quit after a while. So what? These are professionals, so why should they limit themselves in their profession just to “stick with it”? Nevertheless, it’s cool that “Debian goes Solaris” (or the other way round?).