Not at IBM that is, but it does so at Oracle.
Makes a lot more sense, of sorts, for Oracle to acquire Sun that it did IBM. Sun and Solaris are valuable platforms for Oracle, so it’s asset protection as much as anything I guess.
Also – Sun gets a parent company with far more “pretentious-moi” HQs in the Bay Area. If you haven’t seen Oracle’s HQ – Google – still looks pretty far out in 2009. Interesting too for all of Sun’s partners, one of which is my old mates at Zeus – Application Delivery Control or posh Load-Balancing in old money. Now, there aren’t many Oracle applications I’ve seen that couldn’t benefit from a bit of delivery control…
The question is, given Oracle’s propensity to enjoy profit-making, what happens now to MySQL? Look out for those “Upgrade to Oracle”offers real soon now.