Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

Didn't The Oracle See How This Was Going To Go?

Oracle bought Sun out from under IBM, giving them control over Java, MySQL, and OpenOffice.org.

People start leaving the Java board and the OOo board.

Because OOo is LGPL'ed, a bunch of people create LibreOffice using the codebase for people who don't want Oracle.

This week, Oracle canned 100 employees working on OOo.

In case you are wondering why 95% of businesses are using open source products to avoid vendor lock in, this is why.
Tags: computers, did not do the research, digital rights, duh, foss, important life lessons, open source, stupidity, technology is a beautiful thing, this ought to be interesting
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