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Scott McNealy defends Oracle CEO from criticism

“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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