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[News] Sun Under Oracle is Good for Free Software, New Chart on the Spread of FOSS

  • Subject: [News] Sun Under Oracle is Good for Free Software, New Chart on the Spread of FOSS
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:37:45 +0000
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Local users and analysts upbeat about Sunâs future

,----[ Quote ]
| After months of uncertainty, Oracle has 
| achieved its goal of buying one of the 
| worldâs most iconic IT companies, providing 
| in the process a roadmap for Sun 
| technologies and products, and increased 
| certainty for New Zealand Sun users.
| John Askew, group operations IT architect 
| at the University of Auckland, which is 
| ranked as New Zealandâs biggest user of IT 
| systems and services by CIO magazineâs 
| MIS100 survey, is optimistic about the buy.


Open Source Open World

,----[ Quote ]
| Open source is a concept of free sharing of 
| technical information that has been around 
| for much longer than most of us would 
| imagine. When we think of open source 
| today, we usually think of software. As 
| wonderful and widely used as open source 
| software is, according to Linus Torvalds, 
| "the future is open source everything." 
| From foods and beverages to scientific and 
| health research studies and advanced 
| technological innovations, the world has 
| turned to open source.



Linux is now Oracle's low-end offering

,----[ Quote ]
| Oracle Corp. has rekindled its Solaris love.
| Sun's Solaris operating system will underlie
| new high-end data center appliances running
| the Oracle software stack. And Oracle
| EnterpriseLinux now becomes the preferred OS
| for lower-end commodity hardware.
| By making the Sparc/Solaris tandem the
| foundation of big-iron SMP appliances, the
| company is going back to its roots when Oracle
| and Sun were joined at the hip. Pre-Linux,
| Solaris was the de facto development platform
| for new Oracle software. New Oracle databases
| came out first on Solaris and later on
| everything else.

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