Oddly, it is the 1st Anniversary of the EU’s publication of their report, “Economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in the EU”. In this report, they identified Sun as the single largest corporate publisher of open source code in the world. Sun had contributed over three times the man hours as the second place company, IBM. This finding was before Sun open sourced JAVA.
Source: Economic Impact of FLOSS on innovation and competitiveness of the EU ICT Sector. (2006), published by the EU Commission.
Originally posted on my sun/oracle blog, and reposted in July 2016.