Have you ever seen any open source system acquired by Oracle and then becomes something great? NO! Anything like that would pray for just being alive. Many great open source applications have been killed by Oracle, therefore after Oracle purchased Sun Microsystem, many great open source systems such as Java, MySQL and OpenOffice have been facing a grim omen ahead.
The reason for it is that Oracle has never had interest in open source. They want big money, and that’s all. Right after acquired Sun, Oracle have been dreaming about making OpenOffice into a commercial application along with Cloud Office service. However, it seems to be they have realized that their dream would never happen. And the result is… they dropped all the support for OpenOffice, including their commercial OpenOffice and Cloud Office, and they call that “OOo to become a purely community-based project”. Not all, anyway. They said “Oracle will continue to strongly support the adoption of open standards-based document formats, such as the Open Document Format (ODF)”. (Really, dunno what the hell they meant by supporting a file format ???)
Not that no one has predicted this to happen. In fact, many developer of OpenOffice has left Oracle to join The Document Foundation in order to develop LibreOffice, as I mentioned in my previous blog post. By the way, there is one good news: Only a few hours after the announcement of Oracle, the new LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1 has been released.
It seems to be the future of Java and MySQL is really dark. Oh dear, Oracle, what have you done?
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