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A new survey suggests that proprietary Java application servers are losing to open source in the cloud age.
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.
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.
Acquiring Sun would gives Oracle a powerful injection of new technology, but the sales pitch of integrated hardware and software has fallen on deaf ears so far.
Our first Twit-cast features a discussion about the news of IBM possibly acquiring Sun. Good stuff in a new format.
Open source is a great way to distribute one's products and earn goodwill, but does that mean it's a good business model?
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?
As Sun proclaims that it's "gonna do somethin'," the cloud community is reminded of the incredible DNA of this engineering icon--and challenges it faces in executing.
Company will realign its software organization into new business groups with a focus on open source and new market sectors.
Is open source unnecessarily reinventing too many wheels?