Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer
Oracle has offered to cordon off MySQL inside a combined Oracle-Sun to get
the European Commission to approve its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun ahead
of a hearing set for next Thursday, according to the New York Post
The paper, quoting two unidentified sources, describes the vague Oracle
proposal as a “separate entity” that would put a “firewall” between
MySQL and the rest of Oracle and says it could involve a separate board.
Oracle has previously vowed to get the Sun acquisition, which has been
dragging on since April at great cost to Sun, cleared by the EC regulators
without any conditions.
A person described as familiar with the situation told the paper the only
reason Oracle CEO Larry Ellison blinked is that “it is the only way to get
the deal done.”
Underscoring the fact that the report is unconfirmed, Florian Mueller, the
Eucalyptus Systems, Amazon’s private cloud partner, was expected to
announce a new 3.3 release of its open source cloud platform Monday that
promises its greatest compatibility with AWS yet.
Its new capabilities are also supposed to make Eucalyptus the solution for
developing and testing applications built for AWS. Users get new levels of
availability, speed, resource utilization and cost savings across the
application development lifecycle.
Eucalyptus is supposed to make the whole test-dev process faster and easier
since it provides a standardized and consistent environment that... (more)
There's simply no nice way of putting this. IBM is an Indian giver.
To prevent the commercialization of the long-standing open source project
Hercules - which might put some of its mainframe revenues at risk since
Hercules is a mainframe emulator - IBM has suddenly claimed - out of the blue
- that Hercules infringes at least 173 of its US patents or patent
applications - including - get this - patents that it pledged the open source
community could use without fear of infringing in 2005.
The "non-exhaustive" list of the 106 patents and 67 patent applications that
Hercules alleged... (more)
After trashing its public OpenStack cloud efforts Monday in favor of
reselling third-party widgetry – and reportedly canning workers in the
300-man group according to TechCrunch – Dell folk who are left were anxious
to say that Dell is still in the private OpenStack game, pointing to another
press release put out Monday saying that Dell will enable Microsoft’s
Windows Server Hyper-V as a viable hypervisor on the OpenStack cloud
The press release says it’ll be the first instance of a leading technology
vendor enabling Hyper-V on OpenStack for private clouds, giving cust... (more)
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SCO CEO Darl McBride, the most hated man in the computer industry, says he's
reached for an analogy to describe SCO's experience since suing IBM. "This is
like...," he's said to himself, groping for an elucidating comparison, only
to conclude, "Nothing...Nothing compares to what's happened in the last
What happened in the last few days proves his point.