Originally posted by Onkar Joshi: I wonder that will happen to all the tools and projects they support currently.
Clearly that depends on who buys the assets. Unless its IBM, I expect that paid corporate support (engineers who work on it on company time) will go down.
I have never seen any attraction in OpenSolaris.
I use Netbeans, Java, and MySql every day. But I never understood why Sun paid big bucks for MySql.
My personal bet is that Netbeans will move to a much slower development pace, as Sun has been pumping a fair amount of money into it, and I don't see what they get out of it. And recent releases have been as much about other langauges as Java
Originally posted by Pat Farrell: They gonna make it up on volume?
I believe there's quite a market for support on open source products. Unfortunately for Sun, I think the open source products that work with this model are usually bleeding edge and sparsely documented. [ October 21, 2008: Message edited by: Marc Peabody ]
Originally posted by marc weber: They were holding steady in the 15-20 range for a long time, but the last year has been a definite decline.
A friend of mine used to buy it when it was below 15 and sell when it was above. He said it transitioned about every 6 months and he made some pretty good money with that strategy... though I'm not sure the profits offset his last attempt of catching the wave.
A good workman is known by his tools.
posted 11 years ago
Originally posted by Arvind Mahendra: Sun should probably get Bill Gates as director on its board.
He might actually agree. After charity is what he wants to do. And charity is what many believe Sun does with open source.
That it could hurt his own holding in MS is a different issue... :roll:
Originally posted by Marc Peabody: I believe there's quite a market for support on open source products.
That was not the Sun model. it was MySql AB's model. Sun's model was to give away tools and have folks buy their very expensive hardware. And some of their hardware is still very cool. They have a 4U rack of RAID that holds like 48 Terabytes.