[FoRK] Oracle buys Sun; Now owns Java; Becomes a hardware player

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Mon Apr 20 14:28:37 PDT 2009


Bill Humphries wrote:
>
> On Apr 20, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
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>> Probably good, if they can make the right moves rather than "evil 
>> money-grubbing".  Unfortunately, the Oracle reputation is more the 
>> latter so far.
>
>
> I think it's less the 'money-grubbing' and more the 'narcissistic 
> leadership' reputation they have to deal with.
That too.
I don't begrudge a good company from charging a competitive rate for 
what they're selling.  I've just seen signs that Oracle has gone past 
what I think of as ethical in the past.  Perhaps those were isolated 
incidents, perhaps not.
>
> <tprachett>AND OHAI, MySQL COMMERCIAL SUPPORT. I HAVE COME FOR 
> YOU.</tprachett>
References?

sdw
>
> -- whump
>



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