Is it a happy news or sad news for sun customers? In particular java guys.
This $7.4 billion deal has become notorious on the above fronts. All the controvercy is surrounding MySQL and there is not much noise about what will happen to java!
There is a high possibility for a new commercial platform as oracle java. They know how to sell it as oracle is everywhere.
Mike Milinkovich, the Eclipse Foundation’s Executive Director:
“The Oracle acquisition of Sun and Java holds some real promise for resolving one of the simmering disputes in the Java community. Namely, the technical direction of modularity in Java. OSGi has been around for a number of years and has demonstrated its utility as a well architected Java modularity solution in domains ranging from mobile to enterprise middleware. OSGi has been adopted to varying degrees by every major Java licensor, including Oracle.
During the past couple of years, it looked like Sun was on a path of basically reinventing the wheel. With Oracle at the helm there is a chance that the Java platform will be moving forward with OSGi as the standardized model for modularity.”
But its one killer blow by Larry Ellison. Now the competition with MS$ becomes even stronger, and a new direct competition with IBM and so on.