[Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Apr 20 05:42:52 PDT 2009

On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> It's official:
> http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/oracle/index.jsp
> -Chris

Guess that means Oracle is no longer looking at Red Hat...;-)

Maybe IBM will turn around and buy Red Hat.  Which would actually be a
brilliant move on their part, I think.  I even think IBM corporate
culture has come far enough that they MIGHT be able to cope with being a
premier non-proprietary resource provider for the OS community.

It looks like the price per share isn't substantially different from
what IBM was offering, but either way, this is a much better fit.  IBM
and Sun have been natural competitors for years; Oracle and Sun have
been natural partners.


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