By kevinschmidt on Aug 22, 2008
The Register wrote that "Sun has capitalized on Oracle jacking up licensing of the BEA middleware products with an offer for its own open-source suite". And drilling into the "jacking up" link in that story gets to you this where Larry Ellison reportedly "told another customer who'd ripped chips from his server just to pay his Oracle license to basically put up and shut up, because things ain't getting cheaper". There's a company that is interested in customer satisfaction!
InfoWorld's article quotes Brad Shimmin from Current Analysis saying "My overall impression is that Sun has seized upon a legitimate market opportunity here, stemming from the usual FUD surrounding the rationalization and integration of two such daunting product portfolios (Oracle and BEA) and more uniquely the purported price increase Oracle announced for WebLogic in July".
The SOA Talk blog also wrote on the subject and included a link to their prior story on the acquisition and skeptical customers saying "BEA users do not want Oracle products".
Interesting stuff. Take a look to learn more.