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Re: Oracle to buy Sun

From: Nikhil Sontakke <nikhil(dot)sontakke(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Adrian Klaver <aklaver(at)comcast(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Scott Mead <scott(dot)lists(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)2ndquadrant(dot)it>, Melanie <melanie(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Subject: Re: Oracle to buy Sun
Date: 2009-04-21 06:29:15
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> Oracle buying Sun means:
> Keep Solaris because they have always wanted an OS to call their own
> Keep Java because a lot of their existing customers use it.
> Outside chance they hang on to OpenOffice because there is no love lost
> between
> Oracle and Microsoft and anything Larry Ellison can do to needle MS is
> gravy.
> Sell off the hardware division because if there was money in it Sun would
> have
> not been up for sale.
> Everything else is toast.
> Number one activity at Sun for the immediate future is resume updating.

Excellent summary Adrian. This plus Joshua's observation that 50+ or so
Million dollars that MySQL will bring in might not be too exciting for
Oracle could actually mean that the SUN might set down on MySQL soon


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