16 August 2010

Oracle Scorns Open Source: How to Respond?

This was bound to happen, of course. Things were going too well. At a time when Google is activating 200,000 Android phones a day, and Android has overtaken the iPhone in terms of US market share, Oracle decided to drop the bomb:

On Open Enterprise blog.

9 comments:

cga said...

Hi Glyn,

I wonder if it's appropriate to write an open letter to Oracle or a complaint to EU commission, since (iirc) Oracle promised to keep alive the FLOSS projects.

Wasn't that the deal stopper?

I'm not well acquainted on the specific matter but, if it is so, we should hurry.

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cga

glyn moody said...

@cga: yes, the European angle is worth exploring. I'll ask around.

cga said...

Hi Glyn,

Great, let's hope that is feasible.

Waiting for a complaint to sign or to send by email.

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cga

cga said...

Hey Glyn,

I just "discovered" that Oracle has done worse to PostgreSQL too after the Sun affair:

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/14529-Oracles-anti-OSS-stance.html

When they came out with Unbreakable Linux I thought they were just ridiculously trying to jump on Red Hat's neck without much chances, but now.... this company is in a position where can be really dangerous.

Any good news on EU front?

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cga

Mimi Tam said...

Hi Glyn,

I want to bring to your attention the newly formed “Open Design & Architecture Initiative” (ODAI).

Instead of dealing with source code for enterprise/web applications, ODAI focuses on wireless technologies/Standards from the design & architecture level. It shares the same spirit with OSI and more.

One of its targeted benefits is to slow down the harmful proliferation of patents in the wireless domain.

You can find more info at http://www.odaiworld.org.

Your comments, suggestions, ideas,…are most welcomed.

Thanks...Mimi

glyn moody said...

@cga: yes, that's one to add to the list.

Nothing on the Eu front yet, but I've been away...

cga said...

Hi Glyn,

I saw your identi.ca "tweet" when you said were going to take a break for a while. np.

I keep hoping that some action is possible, because the next to fall down is OOo, then I fear it will be MySQL time.

Here they are, the first signs about openoffice going to be next #oracle victim in opensource takedown http://is.gd/eCEjC can gplv3 and community save it?

glyn moody said...

@cga: I share your concerns. I'll try to talk to people about the European front soon...

glyn moody said...

@mimi: apologies for not posting this earlier. I was waiting until I posted this:

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2010/09/taking-openness-to-the-next-level/index.htm

thanks for the link.