A new survey suggests that proprietary Java application servers are losing to open source in the cloud age.
Is open source unnecessarily reinventing too many wheels?
As Sun pushes out more meaningless software, Java has become boring. So when-if ever-will Sun start doing right by its own best software invention?
Open source is changing Sun dramatically...for the better.
Open source is a great way to distribute one's products and earn goodwill, but does that mean it's a good business model?
Company will realign its software organization into new business groups with a focus on open source and new market sectors.
The enterprise software powerhouse stands to gain much from its new assets, but it first needs to learn how to work with the open-source community.
Oracle has long been seen as a software company. With the acquisition of Sun, it's now an integrated IT player with a scope of operations akin to that of HP and IBM.
Sun's acquisition of the VirtualBox project is very much part and parcel of what is probably Sun's single greatest thrust--to reconnect with the development community that it once essentially owned but who abandoned it en masse for Linux.