Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Apr 2010 20:24 UTC, submitted by Governa
Oracle and SUN When Oracle announced its intentions to buy Sun Microsystems, many were worried about the future of Sun's large open source software portfolio, which includes things like Solaris, Java, MySQL, and more. It seems like Oracle is still struggling with what to do with the large body of products Sun entails; they've started charging 90 USD per user for the Microsoft Office ODF plugin.
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by Nex6 on Tue 20th Apr 2010 22:51 UTC
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I dont have much to say, other then wow! we want people and govs to use ODF, and now?

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RE: wow
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 20th Apr 2010 23:00 in reply to "wow"
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Apparently Oracle doesn't. It really looks like they're driving the generosity and open source friendliness of Sun straight down into the ground. The future is looking bleak for Sun's great line of open source tools... I'm expecting Oracle to crush it any time soon. Hopefully some people can get a team together to fork them... at this time it's looking to be a real necessary solution.

People thought the Novell/Microsoft deal harmed open source. Hah, if anything appears to really have the potential to do it, it's Oracle.

I don't really know Oracle, but my first impressions can be summed up as "disaster." I didn't think it'd stop with the re-closing of Solaris, though.

Edited 2010-04-20 23:01 UTC

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RE[2]: wow
by Nex6 on Tue 20th Apr 2010 23:17 in reply to "RE: wow"
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yea, I dont know Orcale either. but somehow I dont think that there going to be a s friendly with OSS projects like sun was

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by Quake on Tue 20th Apr 2010 23:53 in reply to "RE: wow"
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I had a bad feeling about how Oracle is going to treat Sun products...

For me, Oracle is the IBM of the past, black suit men only thinking about how they can squeeze a profit out of every product.

Edited 2010-04-20 23:57 UTC

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