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Simon Phipps
For those unaware, Oracle laid off ~ all Solaris tech staff yesterday in a classic silent EOL of the product.
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Duncan Davidson Sep 2
Replying to @webmink
Aw man. :(
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Simon Phipps Sep 2
Replying to @duncan
It was inevitable once Fowler baled
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T. Large Adultson Sep 3
What did HPE do?
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Simon Phipps Sep 3
They did a deal with Micro Focus, which closed this week.
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Stephen Brayshaw Sep 3
Were you referring to HPE's handling of OpenVMS?
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Simon Phipps Sep 3
I was referring to the complex spin-out of loads of legacy software to Micro Focus.
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Marcel Hofstetter Sep 3
Replying to @webmink @lukaseder
Let's see what they announce at 9/19 and
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yaylinux Sep 3
Replying to @webmink
I can't find the news on this at all
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Simon Phipps Sep 3
Replying to @yaylinux
That's the Oracle way. Plenty of foreshadowing like but the proof is in reports from individuals.
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Steven Stallion Sep 3
Replying to @webmink
Hey Simon, I'm sorry to see this happen. It seemed inevitable after 2013. I hope everyone lands on their feet.
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Simon Phipps Sep 3
Replying to @quuxotic
Thanks. The social network group I am following suggests they will do just fine.
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Simon Phipps Sep 3
Whatever they say, who will do it? This behaviour pattern is not new.
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Mike Spooner Sep 4
Replying to @webmink
I wonder what Fujitsu make of this news. Presumably, they might be a bit upset.
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Mike Spooner Sep 4
Replying to @imgratis @webmink
Larry might not have loved it, but Jon S and possibly others at Sun also played a huge part in the demise.
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Simon Phipps Sep 4
Not really. did his best; the fail happened before he was appointed. Hints here:
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Simon Phipps Sep 4
Replying to @ShellDozer
Guessing they are the reason it's most & not all.
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Mike Spooner Sep 4
IMHO, slightly too much focus on market-share over revenue. Admittedly a difficult balance to strike.
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Simon Phipps Sep 4
I think it would have worked but for the Wall Street crash. Look at the money Forgerock is making.
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Don Thompson Sep 4
Replying to @webmink
What's 's stance on this announcement? Their enterprise servers were a class above Sun's.
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