Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN With today's surprise announcement that Oracle will acquire Sun Microsystems, several questions were raised as to some Sun products, including MySQL, Solaris, and OpenOffice.org. Browsing around the net, there are several viewpoints on the future of these Sun products, and the OpenOffice.org team has even issued a statement itself.
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RE: Is it really a surprise?
by pantheraleo on Mon 20th Apr 2009 21:18 UTC in reply to "Is it really a surprise?"
pantheraleo
Member since:
2007-03-07

and Java will continue because it has momentum. However, I'd think that they'll both be spun off to separate subsidiaries.


Practically all of Oracle's enterprise software stack is built on Java. From their server management tools, to AP-GL, to PeopleSoft. I seriously doubt Oracle will spin off Java. They are probably quite delighted to be gaining ownership of it as well as getting Sun's permanent seat on the JCP, which comes with more control over the future of Java than other companies have.

In the past, Oracle has sometimes had to maintain their own version of Java to work around bugs in the Sun version. They won't have to do that anymore.

Edited 2009-04-20 21:30 UTC

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RE[2]: Is it really a surprise?
by Laurence on Tue 21st Apr 2009 16:24 in reply to "RE: Is it really a surprise?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"and Java will continue because it has momentum. However, I'd think that they'll both be spun off to separate subsidiaries.
Practically all of Oracle's enterprise software stack is built on Java. From their server management tools, to AP-GL, to PeopleSoft. I seriously doubt Oracle will spin off Java. They are probably quite delighted to be gaining ownership of it as well as getting Sun's permanent seat on the JCP, which comes with more control over the future of Java than other companies have. In the past, Oracle has sometimes had to maintain their own version of Java to work around bugs in the Sun version. They won't have to do that anymore. "

Well said.

In fact, in terms of Solaris, Java and SPARC - Oracle's purchace makes perfect sense.

They can now be the Apple* of enterprise databases.
It's also not contary to their existing business model.

* in terms of controlling the system at every stage.

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glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Not to mention that Open Office also uses Java and will fit in nicely with everything else in terms of offering an end to end software/hardware stack.

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John.Gustafsson Member since:
2005-08-08


In the past, Oracle has sometimes had to maintain their own version of Java to work around bugs in the Sun version. They won't have to do that anymore.


Now everyone but Oracle will have to do that instead ;)

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robbyn Member since:
2007-05-14

LOL

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antwarrior Member since:
2006-02-11

I don't see it damaging OO in any way. Not too seriously though. Wasn't the last version of JAVA GPLed?
I see this being good for Oracle because they can be more of a competitor in Enterprise development. Oracle + Java vs MS (SQL) + .NET !

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