> Show Sun that a high quality database exists for storing their complex
> relational data with similar restrictions and benefits to the above. You
> don't even need to ask about IP issues.
Unfortunately, I've been down this road.
Sun does not want to deal with any "real" open source projects. MySQL AB,
which is a commercial company dabbling in open source, suits Sun's corprorate
"personality" a lot better than we ever would. We won the technical
evaluation and lost the corporate politics.
Sun has contributed a *lot* to open source, and their techies in Europe are
very dedicated to OSS ideals -- for example, the PostgreSQL SDBC driver for
OOo is being developed by a volunteer & a Sunnie in their "spare" time, to
match the MySQL driver which was donated by another company. So I don't
want to give Sun a bad rap. But it's important to remember how driven Sun
HQ is by their corporate culture, which is a lot more similar to Redmond than
it is to us.
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