Sun Microsystems continues its resurrection with an excellent Q4 2007 earnings report Monday. Yes, it seems that you can make grundles of money by giving things away. Like software. Lots of it. However it's not yet clear that Sun is making new money through open source, or simply finding new ways to save money.
Sun posted an 8.5 percent operating margin in its fourth quarter, more than double what the company had been projecting (4 percent). No wonder Jonathan Schwartz is crowing ("[W]e improved Sun's profitability by over a billion dollars").
Not everything is rosy, of course. … Read more