[OT] Mac App Store

Lynn Fredricks lfredricks at proactive-intl.com
Thu Oct 21 18:06:55 EDT 2010


> A very interesting blog post about the Oracle v.s. Google 
> lawsuit (hint: it revolves around Java ownership and its 
> impact on android) 
> http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2010/08/14/how-oracle-might-kill
> -googles-android-and-software-patents-all-at-once/
> A word of warning: the author is an Apple fanboy and does not 
> like google. However, his perspective is intellectually 
> stimulating (well, at least for me) Best
> 	François

Yes, very interesting. At Paradigma, this is often a topic of conversation
because Sun's business is a trio of technologies: 

- Solaris
- Java
- MySQL

My understanding is that Oracle has made very serious investments in Java
based tools and Linux. They definitely do have some plans for Solaris - even
as they've shut down any work on Open Solaris - but I think both that and
MySQL are not the reason why Oracle purchased Sun. Oracle has a real enemy
in IBM, and IBM was also making offers on Sun. If IBM got ahold of Java,
they could make Oracle really suffer.

Best regards,

Lynn Fredricks
President
Paradigma Software
http://www.paradigmasoft.com

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