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: Shame ...
by kaiwai on Sun 4th May 2008 15:19 UTC in reply to "Shame ..."
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... they couldn't ask him about the $34 million loss and the 2500 jobs to be axed.

Everytime I see 'job cuts' and 'economic slow down/recession' - I have to ask, do these management types see that their actions are actually creating the self fulfilling prophecy of the recession on the horizon? I don't want to turn this into a thread over business but what they should be doing during an economic down turn is pumping money into product investments, increase their product portfolio, hire more engineers and so forth. When the economy does swing up - and customer start demanding more software and hardware - the said company is in a good position to provide those goods and services demanded in a growing economy.

As for OpenSolaris, Java and so forth; its happening gradually, and personally, I'd sooner see it take time to form than trying to rush things out (like we see in the Linux world) of distributions being pushed out to meet a deadline which are riddled up the wazoo with bugs and issues. There is a fine line between wanting to be on the cutting edge and getting out the latest technology - and just being plan stupid when it comes to incorporating things that are damn risky (SELinux, Fedora and numerous driver issues anyone?).

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