Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Aug 2013 11:48 UTC
Oracle and SUN

Business magnate Larry Ellison thinks that without Steve Jobs -- "our Edison" and "our Picasso" -- Apple corporation is in trouble.

Larry Ellison was one of Jobs' closest friends. Then again, this is the same Ellison who presided over one of the most idiotic and - for Oracle - disastrous lawsuits in technology history.

Update: A few new tidbits from the interview: Google is "completely evil" because of Java, and the mass surveillance by the US government is "absolutely necessary". So, aside from being utterly delusional (the Google and Java thing), he also does not believe in civil rights, and would much rather everyone give up their privacy and right to free speech.

What a tool. No wonder nobody cares about Oracle.

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RE: Larry's right
by Delgarde on Tue 13th Aug 2013 23:23 UTC in reply to "Larry's right"
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If Apple isn't careful, it'll become the next Oracle.

What, one of the most successful IT companies on the planet?

Because seriously - people worried about the Microsoft monopoly, but the Oracle one is *far* more concerning as a developer... they own a major hardware platform, the only serious enterprise database, Java, several Java app servers (Weblogic, Glassfish), etc. The list goes on...

When I started with my current employer ten years ago, none of our techstack was owned by Oracle. Now, almost all of it is - *and* they bought one of our competitors to add to their application suite...

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