October 12, 2010
I know Linux is continuing to play a larger and larger role in big business, but it’s always nice to see hard, cold proof that this is true. The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating Linux’s growth, published … Continue reading
August 20, 2010
Comments Off on 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 16, 2010
Comments Off on Oracle dumps OpenSolaris
Okay, I tried to resist, but I can’t help myself: I told you so. I’ve said for over a year that with Oracle in charge, OpenSolaris would be toast. I had people tell me that I was just spreading FUD. … Continue reading
August 3, 2010
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
Comments Off on 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