The Fruits of Transparency

Now it can be said: Oracle Co-Prez Charles Phillips met with a select group of "media" bloggers today, including Dan Farber, Josh Greenbaum, Vinne Mirchandani, Jeff Nolan, and other "Enterprise Irregulars." Here's the proof:

Honestly, how many of you ever thought this would happen? What a great step for Oracle, and for "transparency" overall.

See also deconstruction from Jeff Nolan.


Another photo call <sigh> but yep - good to see the folks sitting down at one the Big Men's table. I hear Charles was in 'feisty' form - which we like.

Posted by Dennis Howlett on November 12, 2007 at 04:20 AM PST #

A cast list would be nice. It's a long shot but I guess Charles Phillips is the one with the tie. A lot of (Siebel) customers ask me 'Well Norman, what exactly is Fusion ?' and I'll admit it is a hard question to answer. 'Vapourware that might one day replace Siebel/JD Edwards/EBusiness/PeopleSoft'

Posted by Andy C on November 12, 2007 at 04:43 AM PST #

Where's Scoble ? Sheesh. Anyone would think he (or rather his wife) had just had a baby :-)

Posted by Andy C on November 12, 2007 at 04:44 AM PST #

Scoble was on the list I originally proposed; I don't know if the invite ever made it to him (or if it did, whether he accepted).

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on November 12, 2007 at 07:51 PM PST #

I recognized Vinnie, Dan F but not sure of the others. Any minutes/notes of the meeting? Did anyone asked about Fusion with Wookey out of the picture?

Posted by Peter K on November 13, 2007 at 07:04 AM PST #

Left-right: Brian Sommer, don't know, Josh Greenbaum, Phil Wainwright, Charles, Michael Krigsman, Vinnie Mirchandani, not sure, Anshu Sharma, Jeff Nolan, Dan Farber. Sorry to the two guys I don't know.

Posted by Jake on November 20, 2007 at 05:34 AM PST #

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