[OpenIndiana-discuss] Java 7
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Tue Aug 2 16:13:41 UTC 2011
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Tom Kranz <tom at siliconbunny.com> wrote:
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> On 2 Aug 2011, at 12:09, Apostolos Syropoulos wrote:
>> In a nutshell, Oracle wants free patches for its Linux, but
>> she does not want to share technology with others. Nice
>> "licensing model"...
> Yes, it is a nice licensing model, because Oracle is a business, not a charity, and it's first duty is to it's shareholders. Red Hat, IBM, Microsoft, they all do similar dirty deeds behind the scenes - they're in this for profit. And this isn't an exclusive IT thing - all large companies behave in similar ways, and they do it for one reason - to make money.
> What next? People complaining that the sea is wet and the sun is hot?
> There are lots of great people who work at Oracle, even before they absorbed Sun, and constantly bad-mouthing the company does them a great dis-service.
By saying we're doing them a great dis-service and then in the next
paragraph saying that our complaining isn't going to change anything
is contradictory. Many great changes have come about by people being
vocal about their dissatisfaction. My big frustration with the
situation is that I was used to one thing, a change happens and now
everything is completely different than what it used to be. Recently
Motorola started unlocking their bootloaders in response to their
users complaints. They're a big company with bottom line on the
forefront of their minds, this is no different.
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