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[News] Analyses of Sun Projects Under New Management

  • Subject: [News] Analyses of Sun Projects Under New Management
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:09:43 +0000
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The Great Oracle Experiment

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| This, ultimately, is the most reassuring 
| aspect of the Great Oracle Experiment: if 
| things go wrong, there is always the 
| possibility of taking the code elsewhere 
| (if Oracle doesn't mind) or just forking 
| it (if it does). In this respect, 
| takeovers of companies that control open 
| source projects are rather less nerve-
| wracking for users than those involving 
| purely proprietary software â a fact that 
| we can all be grateful for after the 
| worrying uncertainty that has surrounded 
| the Sun-Oracle deal during the last few 
| months. 


Oracle Begins Picking Its Sun A-Team

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| Michael Bemmer, the former head of Sun's 
| software business, is now the general 
| manager of the Oracle Office Global 
| Business Unit and is in many of the clips. 
| He said there will be a name change for 
| Star Office and Star Suite, which will 
| become members of the Oracle Office 
| family.


Top 8 MySQL Management Tools

,----[ Quote ]
| A large percentage of small to medium 
| sized websites depend on Mysql server to 
| support their db infrastructure. Working 
| with it is as easy is saying it and for 
| some reason there are numerous web and 
| non-web administration software written 
| specifically to manage a Mysql server and 
| sites running on it. This article lists 
| quite a few of them which you may find 
| useful.
|    1. NG-Admin â designed for the content 
|    management of MySQL databases. It 
|    allows the user to browse, add, edit, 
|    and delete data. It is somewhat similar 
|    to phpMyAdmin, but specializes in 
|    editing the content of Web sites, not 
|    the database structures. Its features 
|    are very easy to use and highly 
|    tunable.


MySQL Founder Monty Widenius On What to Expect Next

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| OStatic: Some people say it doesn't matter 
| in the long run what Oracle does with 
| MySQL. It's open source, so it will just 
| succeed in forked versions if Oracle does 
| nothing with it or kills it? Are they 
| right?
| No, a fork is not likely to save MySQL 
| long term. I have outlined the reasons in 
| detail in my blog.
| In short, the GPL only guarantees that the 
| code will be available, not  that it will 
| be developed. If things are not developed 
| fast enough (according to the needs if its 
| users), it will very rapidly be 
| uninteresting for the masses and slowly 
| die.



The Fight to Save MySQL: Interview with Monty Widenius

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| Similarly, Widenius denies being motivated by
| an attempt to receive more money for his
| former interest in MySQL or to make Monty
| Program AB profitable by placing himself in
| the spotlight. He has invested much of the
| 16.6 million Euros he received from Sun's
| purchase of MySQL in Monty Program AB, and
| frankly admits that the company has next to no
| chance of making a profit. Nor is he
| interested in selling Monty Program unless he
| can find a buyer with open source's interests
| at heart.
| Instead, he claims to be opposing Oracle's
| acquisition out of a sense of personal
| responsibility: to his employees, to his
| customers, and to the larger open source
| community.

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