Oracle seems to have given up its control over OpenOffice. LibreOffice has been going strong since it was forked and The Document Foundation seems to have a better governance model. OpenOffice merging into LibreOffice will be the best thing to come out of Oracle’s takeover of Sun Microsystems.
Apache has left JCP. This has been a long-standing issue, right from the Sun Microsystem days. So we cannot say that Oracle has been the primary cause of this split. [Continue]
Apple and Oracle announce OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. This is one of the better results after Java was deprecated on OS X. So OpenJDK takes the reins for Java on OS X and future releases will come from Oracle. [Continue]
Oracle buying Sun Microsystems is already stale news. However, this merger news will keep ringing for a while. It is not only products that are changing hands here, they are huge and deep ecosystems which have impacted most of the programming world, across products, corporates and competitions. [Continue]
MySQL has not had its native storage engine until recent times. It supported various engines like MyISAM, InnoDB and BerkleyDB through plugins and the users could choose one of them. Oracle acquired both, InnoDB and BerkleyDB through their purchase of Innosoft in late 2005 and Sleepycat in early 2006. [Continue]