Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sun and IBM: the rumors continue

Hmmm... Well, the Sun/IBM deal is looking more and more real. The WSJ reported on Friday that IBM lawyers were on a due-diligence mission, combing through Sun's various contracts to make sure things are up to snuff. That's pretty good confirmation. You simply don't let another company's lawyers (your competitor's lawyers, in fact) go through your contracts unless there is a good reason. Good reasons include acquisition.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great.... Another instance of good companies being swallowed up by the lesser giant. It's a shame that innovative, successful companies continue to lose sight of the importance they have in the markets they serve. They offer alternatives which compel competition. They were the only true option to the mundane offerings of that Redmond company we all know. Their contributions to the open-source community has been enormous. What Java has done to promote solid software design is unmatched by all other contributors, possibly all combined.
It's another discouraging "sign of the times" we are living in. Mediocracy rules! When is the last time you can remember buying or using a software product offered by IBM? How old do you imagine the source code to be?
Microsoft was courting IBM in their early years... Imagine today if IBM actually swallowed Microsoft... We'd all be sitting in front of 80 by 25 lines of green text displays, chatting in half-duplex.

Fri Jul 31, 10:32:00 AM 2009  
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