News: Oracle buys SUN

IBM and Cisco is out of picture. Oracle and SUN announced the deal today that Oracle will acquire Sun for $9.50 a share in cash, or about $5.6 billion excluding debt, in a deal that plunges Larry Ellison & Co. into the hardware market.

Since Oracle is going to owns Java, the acqusition would impact open source deeply. Reading some comments on this acqusition, developers starts to worry about MySQL ‘s future would be tuff in the future.

Other than Oracle database product, MySQL is the biggest wide spread used database product.  It is free open source product, which is the first preference by small or medium size companies.

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One Response to “News: Oracle buys SUN”

  1. Oliver Says:

    still needs approval.

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