Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2011 17:25 UTC
Oracle and SUN Now that Hewlett-Packard appears to be a little tipsy, not really knowing where it is and what it's doing, Reuters is reporting that the company is working on selling its webOS operating system. HP acquired webOS as part of its purchase of Palm, made a big fuss about the whole thing, and then let it fizzle out. The company rumoured buy webOS? Oracle.
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Comment by zizban
by zizban on Tue 8th Nov 2011 20:03 UTC
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No, Oracle didn't botch the purchase of Sun. They are doing just fine with Solaris and Sparc stuff. What they did do was shaft the open source community Sun had built up.

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RE: Comment by zizban
by thegman on Tue 8th Nov 2011 20:18 in reply to "Comment by zizban"
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I think that's exactly correct. I think Thom's article has a dig at the "botched" acquisition, but has no information to back it up.

Oracle is obviously far less pro-open source than Sun was, but then, Oracle is hugely profitable, Sun was not.

Open Source is fine if you can make it work, but the way Sun was doing it just did not make any sense.

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RE[2]: Comment by zizban
by frderi on Sat 12th Nov 2011 19:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by zizban"
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I think its all a matter of perception point.

Sun was spreading itself very thin in the end. When Oracle bought them they said no to a lot of stuff, most notably their open source efforts, which obviously pissed off people. The resulting hardware business is much more focused than Sun was near the end, which is the right thing to do if you want to make money.

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