The Register paints a very unflattering picture of Sun Microsystems' alleged mismanagement of its hardware and software assets.
Unfortunately, there's likely a lot of truth to the argument, though it's easy to point fingers from the outside and tell others what to do.
But this is precisely why Sun should be grateful for Oracle's acquisition of its assets: Oracle needn't appease internal or customer lobbies. It just needs to determine what pays the bills, and shutter or sell everything that doesn't.
The one open question for me, however, remains MySQL. Oracle could do much with … Read more