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August 20, 2010
by sjvn01
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Is Oracle building its own software stack?

If you spend much time in a CIO or CTO’s office, you’ll have heard the phrase “software stack” a million times. It usually means a suite of operating system, utilities, and applications designed to deliver various services. For example, the … Continue reading

August 3, 2010
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OpenSolaris’ child, Illumos, goes forward without Oracle

Nexenta, an open-source organization that’s been trying to “combine the OpenSolaris kernel with the GNU/Debian user experience,” has announced a new open-source effort called Illumos. Nexenta proclaims this “is a 100% community-driven and -owned effort that aims to provide an … Continue reading

July 20, 2010
by sjvn01
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What does Oracle plan for Sun’s open-source projects?

I get that Oracle runs on open-source software. I know that Oracle is a major Linux supporter. But, please, please dont mistake Oracle as an open-source, open-core, or any other kind of “open” business at heart. Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CEO, … Continue reading