Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:32 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Oracle and SUN In an interview with, Novell developer Michael Meeks talks mostly about Sun's lack of openness in regards to He goes as far as stating that if Sun dropped out of OOo-development this "wouldn't be an entirely negative thing". He also goes on to talk about promoting Go-oo instead, and emphasizes the importance of breaking down the barriers between GNOME and KDE.
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RE[5]: Not news
by calc on Thu 31st Jul 2008 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not news"
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Their commitment to FOSS is in line with Canonical's, in which they talk a big game and try to leverage the community, but in the end they're not really investing anything to advance it beyond their own self interest.

Sun has an estimated 35,000 employees from what I have read elsewhere and Canonical has around 180 employees. Sun is roughly 200x the size of Canonical. That is couting all departments, and Canonical's Ubuntu team has only roughly 50 employees, so yea Canonical might not be doing a lot in the community compared to other companies, which happen to be hundreds of times its size, but it is contributing in various areas.

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