Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Several of the concerns about Oracle's acquisition of Sun have revolved around how Unix technologies led by Sun would continue under the new ownership. As it turns out, Solaris users might not have much to worry about, as Oracle executives on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to preserving the efforts. In the case of Solaris, Oracle had already been a big supporter of the rival Linux operating system. Oracle has its own Enterprise Linux offering, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the idea that Linux and Solaris are mutually exclusive is a false choice."
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RE[2]: Could be worse
by nt_jerkface on Sun 31st Jan 2010 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Could be worse"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

But hey, it's an opensource project, so I'm sure people will contribute.


People said the same thing about OpenOffice and it has really just been a Sun project. Software projects with very large codebases can easily stagnate without paid developers.

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