the very nature of being an MBA student, I am interested in the proposed
acquisition of Sun by Oracle. I have had courses covering the ins and
outs of what to do, what not to do, at these very critical junctures for each
company. In the first 6 hours since the news broke, there are already
dozens of news articles analyzing the proposed deal.
I am finding interesting is what REAL users of Sun's products are saying on the
As I just
mentioned in my earlier post, I search the Web to keep up with what is being
said about Sun's products. Right now on Twitter, MySQL is one of the top
10 topics going out in tweets, as is Oracle.
the two are mostly combined in the tweets but I am really surprised by the
number of MySQL users on Twitter who are feeling panicked about the news.
The general concern can be best paraphrased as 'What is going to happen
general concern over other Sun products such as NetBeans and Java can be seen
on the Sun Microsystems Facebook page.
amount of buzz and concern a deal so early in the making is already causing
really shows what a loyal following Sun has created for its open-source
products, and for that the employees of Sun should be proud.