Re: Speculations on oracle buying sun

From: Bob Jones <email_at_me.not>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:24:28 -0500
Message-ID: <D79Hl.2848$>

"Palooka" <> wrote in message news:hF8Hl.44473$rk7.42632_at_newsfe05.ams2...
> hpuxrac wrote:
>> Certainly the java software may have been part of the appeal.
>> How about the operating system ... will that mean anything at all?
>> Perhaps there is actually a chance that oracle will now ship
>> patchset and for Solaris x86 64 ... maybe. That was supposed
>> to be here "any month" for a very very long time.
>> My guess is that the other database thing ( is that MySQL ? ) may have
>> been a factor if Sun is still controlling that software ... but isn't
>> someone taking a fork of MySQL in another direction already ( away
>> from Sun ? )?
>> Compared to some of the many many acquisitions that oracle has made
>> over the last years this move has many possible angles it will be
>> interesting to see if and what impact is made on the oracle on linux
>> evangelism.
> MySQL has little or nothing to with it. Oracle wants an OS, and a hardware
> base, so that it can sell the complete stack.

Outside of the database, I think they have also bought the complete stack. Received on Mon Apr 20 2009 - 20:24:28 CDT

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