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Sun/Oracle Strategy Session · I’m live-tweeting the session, but Twitter is in trouble, I don’t see anyone’s tweets but my own, and I guess mine are going into a black hole for most people who follow me. There is some news here, which you can see (I believe) by keeping an eye on @timbray.
 
The EU and MySQL · [Disclosure: I have no non-public information on any of the MySQL-related aspects of the Sun/Oracle transaction, nor on the current anti-trust review, and I am not speaking for anyone but myself.] My guess is that the EU will eventually conclude that it would be very difficult for Oracle to kill or cripple MySQL, even if they wanted to. I think the more interesting question is whether Oracle can turn MySQL from a useful technology into an interesting business, something that in my opinion it’s never been. What I’m worried about, though, are unintended side-effects ...
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OOW 09 Take-Aways · Officially, I was at Oracle Open World to preach about clouds. My personal goal was to listen and learn. Here’s what I’m coming away with ...
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Cloud @OOW · On Day Two of Oracle Open World 2009, San Francisco awoke to an apocalyptic rainstorm. The word around the conference: “That’ll teach Larry not to diss clouds” ...
 
OOW 2009 Day 2 · Further reports from a tribe not my own that speaks a language I have to work to understand. But I do like computers, and the trade-show floors (note plural) are beyond vast and have lots of ’em on display, so there are some big-iron pix in among the tourist narrative ...
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Big Red · Which is to say, Oracle Open World. Extremely big. Extremely red ...
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OOW Next Week · Yep, I’m going to be at Oracle Open World next week. It’s way bigger than JavaOne, they tell me; the mind boggles ...
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