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Fork You, Oracle!

Oct 07, 2010, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"Well it finally happened, as we all knew it would. Oracle bought Sun and promptly pissed off a lot of people with its heavy-handed ways. Anybody who has followed Oracle's past antics shouldn't be surprised by its behavior since acquiring OpenOffice, nor the reaction from the open source community which can be simply summed up as follows:

"Fork You, Oracle!

"Yep, that's about what's coming to at this point. But before I get into how Oracle is going to be forked over by the open source community, let's talk about why Oracle matters in the first place.

"Why Oracle Matters

"The open source community is understandably upset about Oracle taking over two products that are very important to desktop Linux:

"OpenOffice.org
VirtualBox"

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