"(I) resigned for more time with family," board member John Doerr said when he announced he's leaving the board of Sun Microsystems. (Translation: "I've made all the money I can.") The prominent venture capitalist pumped up the insolvent company, saying it's in "great shape."

In other words, he's ready to sell this puppy.

Sun's been shopping itself for a while. Everyone knows that, but no one knows who will buy. Apple? Google? Hewlett-Packard (snicker)? Whoever it is, if Doerr feels safe enough to let Sun go, he must have finally found someone to take it off his hands.

Next: Who will replace Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's interim CEO?

Longtime Sun director Doerr to step down [ZDNet]