Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2008 20:39 UTC, submitted by udif
Oracle and SUN Innotek has been bought by Sun. The press release reads: "Sun today announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire innotek, the provider of the leading edge, open source virtualization software called VirtualBox."
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RE: More OSS to the people!
by prymitive on Tue 12th Feb 2008 21:36 UTC in reply to "More OSS to the people!"
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This is good for us. I wish Sun could by Microsoft and then they would surely open source Windows, Office, etc. The more companies Sun buy, the better for us! :o)

And after they open source windows they will start giving away money on the street.

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RE[2]: More OSS to the people!
by Kebabbert on Wed 13th Feb 2008 08:56 in reply to "RE: More OSS to the people!"
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If SUN bought Microsoft, dont you believe they would open source Windows, Office, etc? SUN would open source everything else in their product portfolio Solaris, Java, SPARC CPU, ZFS, DTrace, etc etc etc, except Windows, Office, etc? Is that so, you mean?

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not that it matters, as we really do not want the winblows and Microsoftoffice code. About the only people who want are people making aides to blind people, as this would surely be a side effect of looking at it...

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prymitive Member since:

Why would they open source windows? How on earth would that be any good for them? Selling windows means a lot of profit, open sourcing it means no profit.

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RE[2]: More OSS to the people!
by kajaman on Wed 13th Feb 2008 23:50 in reply to "RE: More OSS to the people!"
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I would say that after releasing sources of Windows they would start spreading Bubonic plague on streets ;) .

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