The Five Biggest Changes out of Sun/Oracle
Apr 20, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I've looked at the Oracle/Sun deal. I've read
Ellison's explanation as to why the buyout makes sense. I don't see
it. I don't see any upside to this deal. And, on top of that,
Oracle, which spent $7.4 billion for Sun, vastly overpaid for the
company. This deal will make money for Sun's executives and
stockholders, but it will prove to be a disaster for Sun's users,
developers, and employees.
"You see, I know Sun's technologies well and I just don't see a
win here. IBM and Sun made sense. Despite their cultural
differences, I could see Sun's software prospering with IBM. But
Sun and Oracle? I only see most of Sun's technologies' dying with
Oracle in charge.
"Specifically, here's how I see it playing out."