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Old 28th April 2009
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Luckily, none of my favorite products is affected. I can't stand Java, and I've been somewhat neutral to Solaris and MySQL. But, others could be getting nervous over this.

I've never been a _great_ fan of Solaris, since I don't like the way it does some things. But, it at least got the job done (usually). I wonder if it will continue to be developed - or if this will have an impact on OpenSolaris? or Java?

I think within a year we'll have a good idea of what Oracle plans on doing with Sun and its products.

I guess I'll use Postgres if I need to develop an app that needs a database.
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Old 28th April 2009
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Is the bright yellow signature necessary JMJ? seriously.. what exactly are you trying to accomplish?
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Old 8th May 2009
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oracle is more interested in SUN's cool thread servers(the new multi threaded processors) im sure they must be more focusing on that product line to make a bundle of special optimized oracle with some special license for multi core cool thread servers.

These servers delivered record breaking performance for oracle.

Lets see what happens but i guess killing mysql will definitely result something not good for oracle.
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To re-iterate {(collection.i++)++? maybe?}, I don't think that oracle will want to kill mysql; and they certainly will not say that they want to, even if their idea was to be to quietly let it die.
However, the community is uneasy about oracle controlling mysql, so will be easily convinced to support a fork of mysql.
As MySql(TM) belonga Oracle, that fork will not be called MySQL: In that sense, MySQL(TM) may very well die.
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I doubt Java will be seriously impacted, although I wouldn't be surprised if things became less open in the long run. Solaris and the Sun xVM stuff, what better products could they get their hooks into with this deal?

For better or worse, Java ain't going to disappear no matter what happens; any more then BASIC will.
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