It's a good thing...
By djberg on Jan 30, 2007
No, I am not trying to revive Martha's famous tag line, read on. In the past coupe of weeks there has been plenty of good news. I am sure by now you have read the news, but if not - let me recapitulate.
First, there is nothing like growth and profit to put a smile on your face. Sun had a great Q2. Let's keep the momentum going!
Intel and Sun announce a new relationship. Yes that is correct, we will now be building a number of systems based on the Intel processor. Which of course is in addition to our existing products which utilize AMD and SPARC processors. This should make it clear that we are going where our customers want us to be. Delivering more choice then ever before! On top of this, Intel will support Solaris and dedicate R&D resources to ensure Solaris runs well on Intel, ohh and they will be distributing Solaris via their sales channels.
Sun is the number one contributer to open source software, and I can prove it. The EU commissioned a study of economic impact of open source software on the European IT market. The report can be found here. You will find in this independent report that Sun has contributed over three times that of the next largest open source contributer (IBM) and five times of what RedHat has contributed. Ohh and if you read carefully you will see that this report did not consider the open source contributions Sun has made in OpenSolaris, Java and NetBeans, so our contribution is actually much greater then reported. If this does not make it clear that Sun is open and focused on the open source communities, I am not sure what will.
So as I said. It is a good thing. I think Martha would even agree...