Business Life

Oracle vs. Google

RoughlyDrafted Magazine: “Oracle’s purchase of Sun was likely done in part to get the Java intellectual property that could be used by Oracle to stab Google in the face. And yes, Oracle isn’t just after money, it’s after blood. In its complaint, Oracle does’t just demand monetary infringement damages, it’s seeking to have any code that is found to infringe upon Oracle’s copyrights “impounded and destroyed.””

If Oracle wins what does this mean for Android?

This will be fun to watch from the cheap seats.


Ellison critical of blogs

Information Week: ‘Praising Sun’s engineering prowess while damning the company’s leadership, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Sun’s engineers were given direction that “was so astonishingly bad that even they couldn’t succeed.” Of former Sun CEO and ardent blogger Jonathan Schwartz, Ellison adds, “Lots and lots of blogs does not replace lots and lots of sales.”‘

I’m not sure it was the blogging that was a problem, rather lack of sales, Sun was giving stuff away. With that in mind I say “DUH” to the collapse of the company.