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[News] Oracle Treats Solaris, OpenSolaris Poorly, DOJ Sues Oracle

  • Subject: [News] Oracle Treats Solaris, OpenSolaris Poorly, DOJ Sues Oracle
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:20:10 +0100
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Oracle spikes HP's Solaris OEM contract

,----[ Quote ]
| HP then went on for a few hundred words 
| talking about how it would be happy to 
| port ProLiant/Solaris customers to Windows 
| or Linux - not just Red Hat and SUSE 
| Linux, but Debian too - and reminding 
| everyone that its Integrity HP-UX boxes 
| exist. (Pity HP-UX doesn't run on x64 
| iron, though.)


Solaris, OpenSolaris, and the Oracle wall of secrecy

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| And perhaps it is also telling that in an 
| article posted on the Oracle website and 
| extracted from the July/August 2010 issue 
| of Oracle Magazine, that Ed Screven, who 
| bears the title of chief corporate 
| architect, never once mentioned Solaris or 
| OpenSolaris.
| None of Oracle's actions (or inaction) 
| could be construed as being proactive 
| about telling the 50,000-strong Solaris 
| customer base â from which Oracle is 
| trying to extract $2bn in profits â what 
| is going on with the platform.


DOJ sues Oracle for alleged overcharging

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| The U.S. Justice Department has joined a 
| whistleblower suit against Oracle that 
| accuses it of defrauding the U.S. 
| government.
| Filed back in May 2007 under the False 
| Claims Act, the suit claims Oracle 
| overcharged the federal government tens of 
| millions of dollars by failing to offer it 
| the same deep discounts the company offers 
| commercial customers. That's a real 
| problem, because Oracle was obligated to 
| do just that under the terms of the 
| General Services Administration contract 
| by which it was bound. 


Oracle taps top attorney Boies for SAP suit

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| Oracle has brought in the big guns to 
| assist in its intellectual-property 
| lawsuit against rival applications vendor 
| SAP, hiring attorney David Boies, well-
| known for his high-profile role 
| prosecuting the U.S. government's landmark 
| antitrust case against Microsoft.
| [...]
| The attorney's role in the Microsoft case, 
| where he served as a special trial counsel 
| for the U.S. Department of Justice, was 
| just one highlight in a career many legal 
| industry observers have called legendary. 


Oracle taps top attorney Boies for SAP suit



Sun's stars: Where are they now? And why did they leave?

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| Key departures have included Java founder
| James Gosling, XML co-inventor Tim Bray, and
| Simon Phipps, Sun's chief open source
| officer.

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