Name: Simon Phipps
- 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.
- 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."