Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems?

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Sun May 17 21:31:19 MDT 2009


I was reading an article ("Oracle: SELECT * FROM Sun" [1]) discussing 
Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems [2].  The article speculates on 
the effect this could have on various Sun backed projects such as MySQL, 
Java, Solaris, and OpenOffice.  Oracle Database is a direct competitor 
with MySQL.  Do you think Oracle will continue to support MySQL, or will 
it will morph into an "Oracle Express Edition"?  Do you think the 
acquisition will have a positive or negative impact on these important 
projects?



Kenneth

[1] http://lwn.net/Articles/329223/ - Oracle: SELECT * FROM Sun [LWN.net]

[2] http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/oracle/index.jsp - Oracle to 
Buy Sun



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