Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 14:51 UTC, submitted by Hendrik Wouters
Oracle and SUN While the US Department of Justice has already given the green light to Sun's purchase by Oracle, the European Commission is a little more weary about possible antitrust issues. Neelie Kroes, EU commissioner for competition, is especially worried about the future of Sun's open source endeavours, specifically MySQL.
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Aussie_Bear
Member since:
2006-01-12

Why do you think SUN went bankrupt -- OpenSource and Free dont really go well with Share price and company revenues.


How do you know? Have you done an extensive study on this particular issue? Have you looked at the reasons why Sun are where they are? ie: What did or didn't they do that led them to this current situation?

I'm asking because Red Hat and Novell seem to contradict your point of view.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

How do you know? Have you done an extensive study on this particular issue? Have you looked at the reasons why Sun are where they are? ie: What did or didn't they do that led them to this current situation?

I'm asking because Red Hat and Novell seem to contradict your point of view.


Unfortunately FredFlintStone can't work his head around the idea that correlation doesn't equal causation; Sun's decline has nothing to do with open source and everything to do with crap management - their lack of vision and direction, a lack of a backbone to kick elements out of the organisation that sabotaged trying to get Solaris on x86 as a first class product equal to the SPARC version, x86 having an equal marketing budget, and slowing down (to eventually wear down advocates) when it came to open sourcing Java and OpenSolaris.

Sun still suffers from the same problems today with the only saving grace is the fact that it is now hidden within a larger organisation - I hope Larry purges all the management out of Sun before their stupidity infect and pull down Oracle.

Edited 2009-09-04 07:50 UTC

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Sun's decline has nothing to do with open source and everything to do with crap management - their lack of vision and direction,.....


I'm a little uncertain what you mean by vision, as many of Sun's products have been pretty pioneering compared to many of their competitors (ZFS, dtrace, etc)

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ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

"Why do you think SUN went bankrupt -- OpenSource and Free dont really go well with Share price and company revenues.


How do you know? Have you done an extensive study on this particular issue? Have you looked at the reasons why Sun are where they are? ie: What did or didn't they do that led them to this current situation?

I'm asking because Red Hat and Novell seem to contradict your point of view.
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Neither Red Hat or Novell are as profitable as Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, IBM, Apple, Oracle, and many others. Just compare the P/E of both to other tech companies.

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