Simon Phipps

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Simon Phipps

Name: Simon Phipps

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer scientist who is a web and open source advocate.
  • Founder of IBM's Java Technology Center and promoter of IBM's involvement in the Java programming language.
  • CEO of the MariaDB Foundation.
  • President of the Open Source Initiative.

Significant publications

  • Open Source Strategies for the Enterprise (2012).


"By getting its specification approved by a standards body that does not allow individual members is a strategy to make sure that Microsoft continues to control that standard and thus prevent it from becoming a baseline. At the same time, Microsoft is also trying to prevent a multilateral file format from being implemented."