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 OpenOffice.org and MySQL. Ars looks at how Oracle and members of the open source software community have responded to the acquisition."
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Wait fore the Cull
by segedunum on Tue 5th May 2009 12:06 UTC
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In some ways it might have been better if Sun had been bought by IBM. Oracle run a very tight ship, and although they are not the best software or technology company in the world they extract the very last penny out of what they have. That's why they have the money to buy Sun.

At Oracle, unless something pulls its wait then it gets dispensed with. This means the end of projects like Looking Glass, which was never what it appeared anyway, and Oracle will certainly not allow MySQL to undercut Oracle. As for the rest we'll have to wait and see.

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