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Scott McNealy defends Oracle CEO from criticism

Nov 05, 2010, 15:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"Scott McNealy has kept a low profile since Oracle bought his company earlier this year, but on Wednesday the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems shared some thoughts on the acquisition.

""Do I have a problem with Larry Ellison buying Sun? No, that's part of capitalism, as soon as we go public we're for sale, that's part of the deal," McNealy said, referring to Oracle's chairman and CEO. "And do I have a problem with him exercising his intellectual property rights? No, I don't have a problem with that. Would it be how we necessarily ran and operated? Obviously not."

"He talked for about 40 minutes at the PostgreSQL open source database conference and then took questions. He offered his usual deadpan humour mixed with some searing criticism of former rivals."

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