Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Attachmate now owns Novell and therefore, by extension, also owns SUSE and openSUSE. With Oracle currently doing everything in its power to thoroughly destroy what's left of Sun's open source commitments, scepticism abound about the future of SUSE, and more specifically of openSUSE. Attachmate's CEO has answered some questions about the future of SUSE and openSUSE, and as far as words go, it's looking good.
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pantheraleo
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2007-03-07

Glassfish, OpenJDK, Netbeans, MySQL, .etc. ... those are the most important projects from Sun. And Oracle is putting more resource in to then than Sun did !

Oracle just stopped investing in projects that don't interest then. And why shouldn't they ? Open Source is not about sponsoring geek's ...


Well, I think there is some concern in the community about some of the projects you mention. For example, Glassfish competes with their commercial app server WebLogic. So one has to wonder how much effort they are really going to want to put into Glassfish.

The same is true with MySQL. How much effort are they going to really want to put into MySQL given that it competes with their flagship product, and they can't make nearly as much money off MySQL as they can off of Oracle DB?

As far as NetBeans, they seem content on making it a Java only IDE (unless the community takes over the Ruby on Rails and Python modules). Oracle doesn't want to deal with this modules anymore and has discontinued development of them

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