Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:22 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Oracle and SUN "Today we welcome Oracle's donation of code that has previously been proprietary to the Apache Software Foundation, it is great to see key user features released in a form that can be included into LibreOffice."
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Comment by error32
by error32 on Wed 1st Jun 2011 21:30 UTC
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2008-12-10

I would be interested to read an article detailing what Oracle has actually gained when they bought Sun. Because it appears to me they've only bought it to kill off the products.

Anybody fancy writing an article about that?

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RE: Comment by error32
by pantheraleo on Wed 1st Jun 2011 21:37 in reply to "Comment by error32"
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2007-03-07

Oh I can tell exactly what they gained.

First, they gained a permanent seat on the JCP (Java Community Process Board), which gives them more infuence over the future of Java. And Oracle's entire enterprise application stack is built on Java.

Second, they gained the Solaris operating system, which has long been the "gold standard" for running high transaction / high availability Oracle databases.

Third, they gained control of Sun's hardware business.

What they hope to do with all this is simple. They want to become a full solution provider for all your data needs. They will probably build "database appliances" with zero maintenance and such. Just shove your data into it, pull it back out, and you are good to go.

Edited 2011-06-01 21:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by error32
by orestes on Wed 1st Jun 2011 21:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by error32"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't forget they also got MySQL, and probably more importantly the customer base from Sun as well. The patent portfolio is also nothing to be sneezed at

Edited 2011-06-01 21:52 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by error32
by lego on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 07:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by error32"
lego Member since:
2008-03-25

They gained also the right to sue Google for Dalvik that is similar to Java virtual machine for mobiles phones.

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