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OpenSolaris back on track.

http://blog.hydrasystemsllc.com

It would appear that the OpenSolaris project is back on track. This is a bit long overdue. The acquisition of Sun by Oracle left a few projects in questionable states. It was unknown as to whether Oracle would continue supporting these open source projects. OpenSolaris was included in that list.

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Oracle's ODF Plug-in Pricing: What's up with That?

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

When news of Oracle's intended acquisition of Sun Microsystems broke long ago, many people wondered what that would mean for OpenOffice, the most widely adopted full desktop implementation of ODF.  

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OpenDocument Format (ODF) Shows That It Would Have Been Better If IBM Bought Sun

http://techrights.org

Oracle's attitude toward (or dedication to) ODF compares badly to that of Sun, IBM, and probably even Red Hat

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End of an era

http://mybroadband.co.za

The last chapter of Sun Microsystems has now been written.

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An Open Letter to Oracle on the Topic Of Accessibility

http://blog.grain-of-salt.com

After Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle, the last one began to fire many ex-Sun's workers. There are two lead developers of ``GNOME Accessibility'' and ``Orca'' (screen reader for blind people) projects among this big quantity of fired people. One of them have written an open letter to Oracle to review their decision.

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The Great Oracle Experiment

http://www.computerworlduk.com

For the first time, we get to see what happens when a company that has built up an immense global business empire on the basis of its proprietary software takes over some of the most important open source projects around. Does it destroy them through mutual incomprehension? Or is it *changed* by them, moving towards their approaches?

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How to destroy your community

http://lwn.net

Josh Berkus is well known as a PostgreSQL hacker, but, as it happens, he also picked up some valuable experience during his stint at "The Laboratory for the Destruction of Communities," otherwise known as Sun Microsystems. That experience has been distilled into a "patented ten-step method" on how to free a project of unwelcome community involvement.

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What's the Future of Linux and Solaris at Oracle?

http://www.serverwatch.com

"I love Linux. We're big supporters of Linux, [but] Solaris is an older and more capable operating system," Ellison said.

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EU Approves $7.4 Billion Deal Between Oracle And Sun

http://www.techcrunch.com

It’s official: the European Commission has granted regulatory approval for Oracle to acquire Sun Microsystems for approximately $7.4 billion, without further conditions.

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On Selling Exceptions to the GNU GPL - Stallman Clarifies

http://www.groklaw.net

Richard Stallman has clarified his earlier letter regarding MySQL.

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The ongoing MySQL campaign

http://lwn.net

If the deal is approved based on the fact that 'MySQL can be forked', that will be a big blow to open source Software.

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Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers

http://www.theregister.co.uk

A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.

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Some thoughts on MySQL and Oracle

http://lwn.net

Your editor wishes to take no position on whether Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should be allowed to proceed by the European Union. Such a decision certainly involves a number of antitrust considerations which go beyond the free software community. That said, some of the positions being taken around this acquisition shine an interesting light on how parts of our community work.

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Sun Reductions Will Hit Open Source Efforts

http://www.internetnews.com

In late November, many thousands of Sun Microsystems employees got the word that effective January 4, their services will no longer be required. While the cuts were expected, the extent of the layoffs are more far-reaching than might be expected.

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Oracle Likely to Own MySQL Shortly, European Commission’s Credibility at Stake

http://boycottnovell.com

Oracle commits to swallowing but not devouring the dolphin, whereas the creator of MySQL database, who is now with Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation, lobbies with Microsoft against it

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