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Technetra: Sun's Red Hatting Game

Oct 28, 2004, 02:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alolita Sharma)

[ Thanks to Alolita Sharma for this link. ]

"Sun's President Jonathan Schwartz seems to have learned the fine art of posturing from the master. In a campaign worthy of Sun co-founder Scott McNealy's earlier Microsoft bashing, Sun has now targeted Red Hat with venom and vitriol. Since Sun's settlement prevents it from throwing punches at Microsoft, is Red Hat just a convenient punching bag? But one has to question Sun's wisdom of picking on a dramatically smaller company. Why not go after IBM, the 800-pound gorilla? At the same time that Sun is proud to contribute to the open source community, it is equally proud of its proprietary products. Ditto IBM. Schwartz should understand that titans with similar portfolios are much better crowd-pleasers in the boxing ring..."

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