JAVA is a technology whose value is near infinite to the internet, and a brand that’s inseparably a part of Sun (and our profitability). And so next week, we’re going to embrace that reality by changing our trading symbol, from SUNW to JAVA. This is a big change for us, capitalizing on the extraordinary affinity our teams have invested to build, introducing Sun to new investors, developers and consumers. Most know Java, few know Sun – we can bring the two one step closer.
Oh man, I couldn’t help laugh when I read The Rise of JAVA – The Retirement of SUNW.
It had me immediately thinking of a room of people:
- Ok, what can we do to make a difference
- Brainstorm new names for JavaFX?
- Nah, we don’t have anything else to rename yet….
- Yes we do! Let’s rename the stock ticker symbol
- YAY! WHAT VALUE WE ADD
Someone just sent me this:
“I’m still laughing, too. Maybe now Jonathan can honestly say Sun has monetized Java.”