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Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:05 pm
by stylishkishore
The Sensational news..that Oracle buys Sun Microsystems..

What is your openion about it..

Share all of your openions here..

Are you thinking the combination will make Internet more efficient with their products..??

:) :) :) :)

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:17 pm
by Smalls1652
My "openion", I don't have one. Keep OOo free and I'll be happy. :P

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:59 pm
by Techie-Micheal
This isn't cool. Oracle owns a competing product to MySQL. A competing product that costs a lot of money.

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:55 pm
by dsavi
I had thought that IBM was going to buy Sun. What stopped them I do not know.

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:03 pm
by A_Jelly_Doughnut
Techie-Micheal wrote:This isn't cool. Oracle owns a competing product to MySQL. A competing product that costs a lot of money.
This would have been true if IBM had made the purchase as well with their DB2 product.

And MySQL can't really die, at least as a community product. So Oracle's purchase doesn't really bother me.

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:04 pm
by ToonArmy
dsavi wrote:I had thought that IBM was going to buy Sun. What stopped them I do not know.
Because IBM didn't offer Sun enough. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/06 ... breakdown/

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:07 pm
by dsavi
^ I just got this whiff of the Microsoft - Yahoo! deal right now. Except Sun wasn't having problems, was it?

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:13 am
by Handyman`
Techie-Micheal wrote:This isn't cool. Oracle owns a competing product to MySQL. A competing product that costs a lot of money.
Oracle owns the MySQL innoDB database type, which makes it a pain for businesses because they can only use MyISAM (MyISAM is completely owned by MySQL and therefore free) unless they want to shovel out the megabucks for either Oracle or the MySQL InnoDB.
One good reason why I can't wait till MySQL finishes MySQL 6 (it will have the features of InnoDB, such as rollback/commit etc)

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:34 pm
by stylishkishore
Handyman` wrote:
Techie-Micheal wrote:This isn't cool. Oracle owns a competing product to MySQL. A competing product that costs a lot of money.
Oracle owns the MySQL innoDB database type, which makes it a pain for businesses because they can only use MyISAM (MyISAM is completely owned by MySQL and therefore free) unless they want to shovel out the megabucks for either Oracle or the MySQL InnoDB.
One good reason why I can't wait till MySQL finishes MySQL 6 (it will have the features of InnoDB, such as rollback/commit etc)
yah..it is a good movement..in the development of Transaction Control Language(TCL)..(Commit,Rollback and Save point)...
These options..are very very usefull in large transactions..
I too happy ...and waiting for My SQL 6,,,,

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:28 pm
by Double_J
I'm not sure wether this will be good or bad.

I think that in the near future we will see wether the plans oracle has for Sun, will be a good or bad thing.

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:56 pm
by Techie-Micheal
http://blogs.computerworld.com/which_sql_is_mysql
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-102416 ... 7-1_3-0-20

apparently the founder of MySQL AB, which was bought by Sun, and then by Oracle, thinks that MySQL is doomed to fail under Oracle.

Re: Oracle buys Sun!!!!!

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:14 pm
by SamG
So what is the open source moral of the story, I wonder? There's nothing wrong with making money from open source ventures, so OSS-as-assets can't be a bad thing in itself. And yet, if the fundamentals of OSS are put at risk in OSS-as-assets, then we have a conflict of interest somewhere along the line.

Consider the history of phpBB: A company with a competing product offered to buy phpBB. The offer was almost certainly out of self interest. The vulnerability of phpBB-as-assets was pretty clear. In any case, the offer was declined. But it needn't have been.

So what is the conventional wisdom within the OSS community about such things? I think I know where the FSF lands in this discussion, but what about the free-as-in-freedom/OSI camp of OSS?