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How Will Oracle Handle Sun's Open-Source Commitments?

An open-source community expert isn't convinced that Oracle, the prospective new owner of MySQL, Java and a host of other open-source development projects, will put the same kind of commitment into the community that Sun Microsystems does.

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Novell, Sun, and Red Hat: Three degrees of open source

Article Source The Open Road
April 22, 2009, 8:07 am

Red Hat is an open-source company, while Novell is not, as Novell's CEO and CFO both emphasized in Novell's most recent earnings call...

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Schwartz: Sun will 'operate independently' until deal done with Oracle

Article Source ComputerWorld
April 20, 2009, 9:00 pm

Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz called it "one of the toughest e-mails I've ever had to write" when he told Sun's employees that the company was being bought by Oracle.

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Oracle Will Permanently Eclipse Sun

Article Source eWeek
April 20, 2009, 2:52 pm

NEWS ANALYSIS: Oracles 7.4 billion Sun acquisition will put to end one of Silicon Valleys most successful high-tech companies, ever, and the inspiration for so many enterprise start-ups that followed in the 1990s and 2000s. But its a sadder day most of all for open source, which community loses one...

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Open source gains while proprietary software declines

It used to be so easy to be a proprietary-software vendor. That is, until the open-source neighbors moved in. As noted in one Gartner analysis, proprietary software is on the wane within enterprises while open source is gaining:...
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