Oracle and Sun - anything bad from aquisition?
Since April 20, 2009, when Oracle announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems (Sun), there was a lot of different stories and predictions.
One of the latest lists of frequently asked questions is published at oracle web site.
Recently, on one Oracle training, I had asked one of the Oracle guys (actually, this Polish engineer was one of the BEA engineers, which is also part of Oracle corporation), does he know how this acquisition could impact on java developers. He said, hardware is the key for Oracle, that would be the main focus by Oracle at the moment, but since BEA was largely involved in Java growth, and Sun is there mainly as license owner, we could expect only something better lately.
To be honest, I am little bit afraid that Oracle would make some versions of 'commercial' JVM and similar stuff. I hope it would not be so commercialized in a way that would limit the freedom for all, as its now, and that you wouldn't be able to make anything serious without buying commercial version of jdk:) I really hope, it would not be like this blogger says: marriage of heaven and hell:)
See overview and current list of benefits, by Oracle statement.
At the short, you can read about:
- Delivering increased investment and innovation in Java
- Delivering increased value to customers through superior and synergistic hardware and software engineering
- What are Oracle’s plans for SPARC?
- What are Oracle’s plans for Solaris?
- What are Oracle’s plans for Linux?
- What are Oracle’s plans for storage?
- What are Oracle’s plans for networking?
- Is there a Sun Oracle Database Machine?
- What are Oracle’s plans for MySQL?
- What are Oracle’s plans for NetBeans?
- What is Oracle’s plan for OpenOffice?