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Oracle Squelches Open Source Spirit

Sep 02, 2010, 22:17 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft used to be known as the Great Satan when it came to enterprise operating systems. Now it seems Oracle has taken over software hell. That's what Adobe executive Dave McAllister hinted at in a recent blog post on his company blog when he said "... suddenly Oracle has managed to move into the role formerly played by Microsoft. And I didn't even know that they were understudying it."

"One of the beefs against Oracle is its decision to pull the rug from under the OpenSolaris project, restricting releases of OpenSolaris until after commercial releases of its Solaris server OS. This was announced and explained by the company in an email to Solaris engineers, which was subsequently reproduced on OpenSolaris engineer Steve Stallion's blog, "In this manner, new technology innovations will show up in our releases before anywhere else," the Oracle email said. "We will no longer distribute source code for the entirety of the Solaris operating system in real-time while it is developed, on nightly basis," it added."

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