Friday, January 29, 2010

Oracle acquires Sun. What will be the future of opensource?

Oracle and Sun Microsystems announced, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems for $7.4B Deal with lot of major software products including Java and Solaris.

Now oracles like proprietary company own lot of open-source technologies and products. It is big affect of the opensource. Java was major language of sun microsystem that is mostly using worldwide.

Now oracle owns java. according to oracle, "is the most important software Oracle has ever acquired" According to their words Oracle will try to use java as commercial. It will big danger to opensource web-based application development and middle-ware technologies, because of the there are no alternative in opensource world.

Definatly MySQL is good present for the oracle. Because of the MySQL was a big rival for the Oracle database system. As a result of that, Oracle will reduce support and development of the MySQL. Finally Developers and users will switch to the proprietary Oracle.

What about the Open Office? Defiantly It also havent good opensource alternative. And we will use Oracle Virtualbox for our virtuallization systems.

So sad.. Finally The biggest rival of the Microsoft was Killed by Oracle.

20 comments:

Nuwan Gunarathna said...
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Nuwan Gunarathna said...

Yes probably the open source works that has been doing by Sun would get slow marginally with this acquisition because Oracle is not a company believing on free software. Although Oracle's intention is to make the deal profitable with Sun's hardware business they might not try to kill all the opensource works done by Sun completely. But definitely its a clear hit to it. By the way no big deal who takes what. The evolution of Opensource will be remained. Even if MySql would be gone washed from free tag another one will take its place.

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明儒明儒 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot

妍慧 said...
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kanishka© said...

yeah i too have a bad feeling about this. Java will remain safe with its large developer network, but mysql and open office will have problems.

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