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The setting Sun: responses to the acquisition

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Oracle's acquisition of Sun raised a lot of questions about the future of Sun's core technologies. Oracle says that it is committed to Solaris and Java, but some open source advocates are concerned about the implications for OpenOffice.org and MySQL. Ars looks at how Oracle and members of the open source software community have responded to the acquisition.

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How Sun and Oracle Are Changing Their Open Source Diet

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Sun Microsystems and Oracle offer insight into the motives behind accelerating their involvement in open source projects. Matthew Sacks describes how these major players are pioneering their own software products by more actively using open source and virtualization technologies.

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Oracle-Sun Deal Gets Mixed Reaction from MySQL Community

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The question "Oracle good, or Oracle bad, for MySQL?" was generally met with a smile first, then a measured, thoughtful response on the final day of the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara. The responses were interesting, to say the least, ranging from an absolute "No way" to equally absolute "Yes, it will be great for MySQL," and lots of answers somewhere in between.

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Oracle’s Got MySQL, But They Can’t Kill It

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Oracle, maker of one of the largest proprietary database solutions, recently purchased Sun, who makes MySQL, a piece of open-source database software. Naturally, this sounds like trouble. One of the biggest database companies buys another of the largest?

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Who Owns Commercial Open Source – and Can Forks Work?

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Three years ago, Tom Foremski wrote an interesting piece called “Adapt or die--the choice facing the open source movement“, which began:

Can Larry Ellison be stopped? By which I mean could Oracle shut down the fledgling open-source software movement through a series of acquisitions??

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OpenOffice: Future Uncertain

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Florian Effenberger is co-lead of the international OpenOffice.org marketing project. Our sister publication Linux-Community asked him how the deal between Sun and Oracle would affect OpenOffice.

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OpenOffice: Future Uncertain

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Florian Effenberger is co-lead of the international OpenOffice.org marketing project. Our sister publication Linux-Community asked him how the deal between Sun and Oracle would affect OpenOffice.

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Will Oracle merge Solaris with Linux?

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During a conference call yesterday after his $7.4 billion acquisition deal was announced, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said one of the primary reasons Oracle is interested in Sun is because of its Solaris operating system, a widely distributed version of Unix that has a large installed base and has long been the dependable platform for Oracle's popular database.

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Oracle Buys Sun: It's Official

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Here's the press release. So they own Java and Solaris and MySQL, not to mention all the patents Sun

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Oracle buys Sun - what now for MySQL, Java and OOo?

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Oracle has announced it is purchasing Sun Microsystems for just over $7 billion. The official word from Oracle is that the purchase gives it two key assets - Java and Solaris - but open sourcerers will understandably be more interested in MySQL and OpenOffice.org.

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What Oracle-Sun means for Java, open source and RIAs

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Industry analysts weigh in on what the future holds for Sun Microsystems’ software initiatives. Potential anti-trust issues and fee-based Java extensions may lie in the future

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What's Going to Happen with OpenOffice, MySQL, SPARC?

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With today's surprise announcement that Oracle will acquire Sun Microsystems, several questions were raised as to some Sun products, including MySQL, Solaris, and OpenOffice.org. Browsing around the net, there are several viewpoints on the future of these Sun products, and the OpenOffice.org team has even issued a statement itself.

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Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems

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We've been debating the merits of a possible IBM-Sun deal for a while now, and even Sun itself seemed to be in the dark as to if it would be a good idea to be bought by IBM. These debates are now all moot: in a suprise move (at least, I didn't see any speculation about it) ORacle has bought Sun Microsystems, at USD 9.50 a share, which equates to a total of 7.4 billion USD.

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Is Oracle Forking Red Hat Linux?

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For nearly the last three years Oracle has been offering its own supported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux - all the while claiming binary compatibility. As it turns out though, Oracle and Red Hat don't agree on few key things, like file systems and virtualization.

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Openbravo: Small Conference, Big Partner Event

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At first glance, the forthcoming Openbravo World Conference is a small open source event with modest goals. But take a closer look, and you’ll see the open source IT channel’s continued emergence. In fact, even IBM and Oracle are joining Openbravo’s party. Here’s the scoop.

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