I took part in this. It was an interesting exercise, and interesting to watch as it happened
“If Oracle isn’t completely dumb, it will appreciate quite what an incredible asset it has acquired – because this know-how can help every part of its business. Peoplesoft cost Larry $10.3bn. Sun looks like a bargain.” I think that this is excellent analysis of the Oracle-Sun deal by Andrew Orlowski. He is absolutely right that the E10k product was the centre of the dot-com vortex and is what ultimately unbalanced Sun’s strategy (at least, from where I was sitting). Although I don’t know what “Kumbaya hype” he is refering to around open source (especially as I helped write some of it…)
It’s nice to see BrandThunder making headlines with customised builds – another part of the add-on ecosystem.