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Oracle didn't see this coming.
There were some significant concerns when Oracle took stewardship of Sun's open source projects like MySQL and OpenOffice, and these concerns led to contributors to OpenOffice asking Oracle to fork over control of the project. Oracle refused. [more inside]
posted by juiceCake
on Apr 18, 2011 -
New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera's column last weekend
excoriated HP and SAP, and presented Oracle in a positive light. One problem
: Nocera's fiancee is the PR person for Oracle's lead attorney in its lawsuit against SAP. Woops
. (via gawker)
posted by VicNebulous
on Oct 14, 2010 -
The OpenOffice.org Project has unveiled a major restructuring that separates itself from Oracle and that takes responsibility for OpenOffice away from a single company. ... Driving home the changes, OpenOffice.org project is now The Document Foundation while the OpenOffice.org suite has been given the temporary name of LibreOffice.
posted by Joe Beese
on Sep 28, 2010 -
O great and wise Oracle
, whose wisdom is as vast as the sea, just who the heck are ya and what do you do? [more inside]
posted by kmz
on Nov 2, 2009 -
Web programmers take note, gotAPI
is an excellent collection of searchable programming references wrapped up into a customizable interface.
posted by Roger Dodger
on Sep 21, 2006 -
"I'm worried, Larry.
A financial planner counsels his client: "...I think it's imperative that we start to budget and plan. New purchases should be kept to a minimum. We need to establish and execute on a diversification game plan, to eliminate (yes, eliminate) all debt and build up a significant, conservatively structured, liquid investment portfolio...." Sound advice, but you wouldn't have thought this
would need it.
posted by mojohand
on Feb 12, 2006 -
Developer in space?
Oracle has announced sweepstakes to send a developer into orbit. Answer a quiz and win a sub-orbital space flight. Contest is open to software developers who work with Oracle software in connection with their employment. Start cramming. Good luck! (And for the rest, with a $10,000 deposit for the $98,000 ticket, nothing stops us from booking our own space flight with Space Adventures
posted by jellybuzz
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Export Restrictions on a website?
I had to agree to this before downloading stuff from Oracle:
I am not a citizen, national or resident of, and am not under the control of, the government of: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, nor any other country to which the United States has prohibited export.
posted by arnab
on Sep 10, 2002 -
This nuclear detente, as sponsored by Oracle
The growth of the IT industry in India, which has many connections to the US and the West, might be a stabilizing factor in the country's relationship to Pakistan. Hopefully, the presence of western companies and economic growth will also be a check on the growth of hindutva
, or Hindu nationalism. (NYT registration required)
posted by rks404
on Aug 11, 2002 -
The Sybli's raving mouth, according to Heraclitus
, speaks without mirth or adornment or perfume: with the help of the god her voice continues for a thousand years
Plutarch - Why The Pythia No Longer Prophesies In Verse
So, what kinda gas was she huffin'? The Sybil on solvents--an archeological update on the Oracle of Delphi (NYT: you know the drill...)
posted by y2karl
on Mar 19, 2002 -
Shareholders are shocked
- shocked, I tell you! - to discover that Larry Ellison has been overstating Oracle's capabilities and earning potentials in public... and personally profiting from the deceit to the tune of $895 million
! What will
the little Gates-hating, sex-harassing genius think of next?!
posted by m.polo
on Mar 11, 2001 -
Does MySQL suck?
actually the topic of a thread at the OpenACS project site... but everyone sure *thinks* it is. :-)
OpenACS is a project to port the ArsDigita Community System off of Oracle onto PostgreSQL (of which, BTW, v7.0 ships this week). If this is your cuppa, check it out. [via /.]
posted by baylink
on May 8, 2000 -