Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by tsedlmeyer
Oracle and SUN We've been debating the merits of a possible IBM-Sun deal for a while now, and even Sun itself seemed to be in the dark as to if it would be a good idea to be bought by IBM. These debates are now all moot: in a surprise move (at least, I didn't see any speculation about it) Oracle has bought Sun Microsystems, at USD 9.50 a share, which equates to a total of 7.4 billion USD. The news got out through a press release.
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Next: ZFS GPL'd?
by jebb on Mon 20th Apr 2009 12:20 UTC
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Considering Oracle's interest in future-proofing linux from a filesystems point of view (see btrfs), will they now port ZFS officially?

Or will they try pushing their customers towards Solaris? Is this part of a strategy to compete with Red Hat?

...Sit back, I'll grab the pop-corn.

Edit: 3 minutes to type a post is too long, now my post is redundant, and I look like a complete idiot. Oh well...

Edited 2009-04-20 12:22 UTC

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