Oracle buys Sun Microsystems
Surprising news today; Oracle buys Sun Microsystems (thanks netdaemon on IRC for linking me). I have to say Sun has become quite valuable to me as a GNU/Linux user and probably FOSS crowd in general. This is due to MySQL (which they bought earlier), awesome easy to use virtualization app Virtualbox, OpenOffice.org, OpenSolaris, Java etc..
Well, all of it is about to be gobbled up by Oracle, a company which I am for some reason wary of, but can't really explain it rationally. They have a proprietary database product which as I understand was primary competition to MySQL and from what I've read about Larry Ellison he's quite a rough player, like Bill Gates or even Steve Ballmer? I don't know..
I hope they keep the above mentioned apps as is, or improve them, just not close them down or abandon..
What do you think of this?