"As I sat watching Larry Ellison's keynote at Oracle OpenWorld
on Wednesday it occurred to me that something was not quite right.
This is the end of a year in which Oracle released a major new
version of its flagship Database product and made a number of
acquisitions, including Hyperion, Agile and Coherence, not to
mention bidding for BEA. This is also the start of the year in
which Oracle will roll-out its first Fusion Applications following
its acquisitions of PeopleSoft, Siebel et al. And yet here was
Ellison talking about Linux.
"Granted, the fact that Oracle had gathered 1,500 customers in
the first year of its Unbreakable Linux offering is a sign of
success, but enough to overshadow everything else and form the
starting point of Ellison's keynote? It doesn't add up..."