When will Oracle rub up the folk who contribute to MySQL the wrong way? That's the only open source project left, which Oracle inherited as part of its deal with Sun and has yet to antagonise.
on 09/29/2010 – Made popular on 09/29/2010
As part of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle also acquired the Java technology. Oracle has the enterprise sector in its grip now (Java and OracleDB). However, we cannot forget how erratic it has been in handling delicate issues like the OpenSolaris project or the ongoing infringement case against Android.
Oracle's proprietary posture may have soiled the welcome mat and vilified its good standing in the FOSS community as CEO Larry Ellison pushes the balance point between servicing his customers and nickel-and-diming them to turn a higher profit.
I installed oracle for a bit because I thought I was having trouble with openjdk, after a bit of testing it turned out it wasn't openjdk so I switched back and un installed oracle but when I didit still left over the oracle console oracle, visualVM and two other oracle java related links I was just wonder how you get rid of these as well and what I did wrong.
When it comes to Oracle as caretaker of FOSS projects, users are voting with their feet.The company that already very quickly lost control of OpenOffice when most of the projects developers bolted, formed the Document Foundation and forked the code to create LibreOffice, is now in danger of losing another open source jewel it inherited when it took over Sun.
Oracle has pledged it will not assert copyright claims over MySQL and that it will extend terms and conditions of existing commercial licenses of the database for five years in the hope that the European Commission will approve its $7.4 billion pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Is the NoSQL database trend a threat to Oracle (ORCL)? This is a big week for the company, which announced somewhat disappointing Q4 new software licenses yesterday. While cloud computing and hardware sales are Oracle's big challenges, you can't overlook the open source database wars as well.
The European Commission on Thursday expanded its investigation into Oracle's plans to purchase Sun Microsystems. The EC wants to study the potential antitrust issues arising from proprietary database vendor Oracle's takeover of Sun's open source MySQL database application. It will issue its ruling on Jan. 19, 2010.