Today Oracle closes the Sun deal and "sunw/java" is history today. As a former Sun employee, i describe Sun as "brain power doing good things for last 3 decades".
Sure, many tech companies has brain power. Then many non-profit like Apache is doing good things. The unique thing about Sun is "both".
Here is some examples-
 Open workstations
Sun changed the computing for-ever. Good bye independent Sun.
A big vacuum is created in the computing industry today.