Friday, October 8, 2010

Oracle vs. Community

Since Oracle bought Sun Microsystems a while ago, I follow what happens to Java, Openoffice and the community process.

All I can say so far is, that in my opinion Oracle made a very bad job. Instead of holding the community together to keep the momentum and to build a big force against M$, they disappointed many people.
All you can see is forks everywhere. OpenOffice forked to LibraOffice, OpenJDK currently seem to go different ways than the community, MySQL forked into several independent projects and OpenSolaris (not open anymore) forked also.

So the big question is: What the heck is the plan of Oracle? Do they have any?

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