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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RE: Calm down folks ...
by jackastor on Wed 21st Apr 2010 20:00 UTC in reply to "Calm down folks ..."
jackastor
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2009-05-05

I've observed this to be true, but perhaps for a different reason. IT execs that don't like free and opensource tend to think in terms of CYA: as long as you're paying a vendor for a product, you have someone to blame and sue when it "breaks." I don't know that this situation applies here though.

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RE[2]: Calm down folks ...
by JeffS on Wed 21st Apr 2010 22:36 in reply to "RE: Calm down folks ..."
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2005-07-12

Well yes, that's it. It's always CYA in the corporate world (or government world).

Nobody ever got fired for going IBM, or Oracle, or Microsoft, or SAP, or Whatever-huge-IT-Vendor.

And it seems the more expensive the product is, the safer it is for the corporate manager that gave it the go-ahead.

It's silly, but reality.

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