Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 20:44 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Oracle and SUN Engadget got the chance to sit down with Jonathan Schwartz, the pony-tailed CEO of Sun Microsystems. Being the gadget blog that they are, Engadget asked Schwartz about the long-missing JavaFX Mobile platform Sun has promised, Java on the iPhone, and competing with Microsoft as an open source vendor.
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RE: Sun sucks
by siride on Sun 4th May 2008 03:08 UTC in reply to "Sun sucks"
siride
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2006-01-02

That story serious misrepresents what Sun is actually doing. MySQL was proposing to release ADDITIONAL optional components that would probably be closed source. Sun would potential go back on this plan and make them open source anyways. Someone got a whiff of the issue and blew it out of proportion and basically turned it on its head. Sun is NOT planning to close source MySQL, they are not turning their backs on open source.

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RE[2]: Sun sucks
by slashdev on Sun 4th May 2008 03:37 in reply to "RE: Sun sucks"
slashdev Member since:
2006-05-14

I'd be inclined to agree. Sun has done alot for open source. OpenOffice, Netbeans, Java (yes, with a little proding.. lol), ZFS, Solaris, Dtrace, the list goes on, i cant imagine them removing an open product from the market.

I can, however, see them making closed source extensions, addons and such....like (the now defunct) Star Office, or (the now defunt) Forte/Sun One studio...and of course (the not so defunct) Solaris.

This is a GOOD thing, Sun can then license technology from commerical companies and bring it to the mysql community.

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RE[3]: Sun sucks
by oma2la on Sun 4th May 2008 06:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Sun sucks"
oma2la Member since:
2005-07-05

Star Office is defunct?

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