Archive for the ‘Oracle’ category

Yep, Chuck, That’ll Win the Analysts Over

May 16, 2006

What the hell is Charles Phillips thinking? (more…)

Oracle CAN Mess It Up

February 22, 2006

My rants last week (here) and (here) regarding Oracle potentially screwing up JBoss is not unfounded. Just look at what they’re doing to Salesforce.com. Taking it just a bit further… would seem there’s a pattern… maybe.

And, despite Marc Benioff’s letter to the contrary… If Oracle and their vendors can’t get data centers right… who can!?

Oracle, Opensource, Considerable Skepticsm? Yep.

February 19, 2006

Stephen Ogrady’s threw a long bomb right into the numbers.

“There is considerable skepticism, then, as to whether Oracle – who candidly does not enjoy a sterling reputation in its dealing with some open source players – would be simply embracing open source, or embracing as a mere prelude to extending and extinguishing.”

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JBoss Acquired by Oracle. WTF!?

February 16, 2006

OK, the BFD I launched on Jan 1 relies heavily on JBoss. I mean HEAVILY.

So, when an open source effort like this gets snapped up by one of the big proprietary shops… I just gotta wonder – WHY!? What did they ever do to Larry to deserve THAT!?

Besides, just short of $500 million for what JBoss represents? C’mon guys. I think Oracle was being stingy.

I just hope they don’t screw up a good thing.