[LINK] 'Cloud Computing doesn't fly'

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 19:38:21 EST 2010


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 5:02 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at creative.net.au> wrote:
>
> Only if your focus is Java. To some of us, Sun did a lot more than
> just Java. :) Eg open ZFS development; open Solaris development in
> general.

That´s just one: OpenSolaris and its ZFS.

That´s the only camp that has an axe to grind against Oracle. I was in
the Virtualbox Mailing List earlier this year and FUD was rampant with
people coming to the list saying "Is Oracle going to kill Virtualbox,
should we move to (x,y,z)?".

Sheesh, it didn´t happen, and Virtualbox has an Open Source edition
that is GPL after all.

I´m not naive nor stupid, and I do know that competitors use FUD as a
business tactic.

See these articles:

DOOMSDAY PREDICTION: "Oracle might kill OpenOffice"

"Oracle may well kill OpenOffice and MySQL"
http://www.zdnetasia.com/could-oracle-fracture-open-source-community-62202707.htm

Result: Killing of OpenOffice never happened, Oracle sponsored the
OpenOffice.org conference in Budapest earlier this year

http://blogs.oracle.com/office/2010/09/live_from_the_openofficeorg_conference_in_budapest.html

Would they do that if they intented to kill the product?. Are they stupid?

The fact that Ellison wants to see BOTH a JavaFX-based mobile and
cloud version of the office suite, in addition to the traditional
"fat" disk-based suite does not translate into the killing of the
other, just in Oracle expanding its offerings to include every market
segment.

http://digitivity.org/286/oracle-wants-a-javafx-based-openoffice

"I think this announcement refutes the unfounded concerns of those who
though that the buyout of Sun would mean doomsday for Java or
OpenOffice. Oracle has an interest in non-Microsoft technologies being
promoted. Microsoft’s biggest selling point is being able to sell
corporations the entire package of software from the desktop to the
data center. Microsoft Office runs on Windows and is optimized for
accessing data in SQL Server. To the extent that Oracle can introduce
technologies that make it easy to access MySQL and Oracle, that’s a
plus point for Oracle. That’s why Oracle will keep OpenOffice alive."

2nd DOOMSDAY PREDICTION:

Oct 2009 - "some fear that Oracle will bury or weaken MySQL"
http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolbox/open-source/open-source-business/news/index.cfm?newsid=17331&tsb=email

RESULT:
Didn´t happen. Oracle is INVESTING in MySQL

April 2010: Oracle boosts investment in MySQL, targets Microsoft
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63C3DV20100413

And then you see who is behind the criticism... Ingres....

Ingres criticises Oracle investment strategy for MySQL
http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/news/2261291/database-giant-insists-strategy

Yeah another database vendor criticising Oracle, a competitor, for
"not investing enough"
It makes my head spin...

So I say "Enough with the FUD" already!, I´m sick and tired of hearing
people talk abonut how AFRAID they are that Big Bad Oracle is going to
do something to them while they´re sleeping. Facts and Actiond do not
back up such irrational fears.

Just my $0.02
FC



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