Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 16:56 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Oracle and SUN "Oracle's acquisition of Sun raised a lot of questions about the future of Sun's core technologies. Oracle says that it is committed to Solaris and Java, but some open source advocates are concerned about the implications for and MySQL. Ars looks at how Oracle and members of the open source software community have responded to the acquisition."
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by kaiwai on Tue 5th May 2009 02:11 UTC
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The trouble I have with the current situation is that neither company has someone willing to come out and lay out what their vision of the IT landscape. What I mean by that is - how does all the different pieces of software integrate into each other to deliver an end result for a current or potential customers.

So far Sun failed to do it, and Oracle appear as though they're going to fail to do it. Ask yourself, when you install software on Solaris - why isn't there a uniform way to configure software from a single interface? each software provides a plugin to an interface so that it can be configured from one location.

It is depressing because I don't see the fundamental flaws of Sun getting fixed; it'll simply lumber along as a division of Oracle which will add to the spaghetti of software on offer. Don't expect any change unfortunately.

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