Sun and Microsoft Reach a Truce in Their Software War

Microsoft and Sun Microsystems announced a surprising armistice today, ending years of bitter confrontation between the two companies in the marketplace and in court. The pact includes a $1.6 billion legal settlement for Sun and a commitment by the two companies to enter a 'broad technology collaboration arrangement.' Microsoft will pay Sun $700 million to settle Sun's private antitrust suit against Microsoft and $900 million to resolve patent claims against the big software maker. Read the full story...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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