With the US government promising truckloads of cash to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, while simultaneously making positive noises around open source, it was just a matter of time before someone connected the dots.
In September 2008, the London Stock Exchange collapsed because its Windows-based electronic trading platform, TradElect completely failed. Now, under new leadership, the Exchange will finally do away with its fatally flawed Windows system.
Oracle doesn't want to own Linux. Oracle just wants Linux to be cheap. That's the insight an analyst shared with me the other day as we discussed why Oracle hasn't made a move to acquire Red Hat (recently, anyway).