Oracle Supports MySQL and OpenOffice

Jan 28, 2010

Following the European Commission's OK to Oracle's takeover of Sun Microsystems, Oracle has now released a statement from their top management about MySQL and Solaris.

Oracle president Charles Phillips promised overall further support for a number of open source projects, among them Linux, Apache, GlassFish and MySQL. Edvard Screven, chief corporate architect, went a step further by asserting that the development, marketing and support for MySQL will continue. MySQL should become an independent Oracle division, with greater underlying support. It will also be part of the Oracle stack to be integrated in the Enterprise Manager.

OpenOffice should become an independent Global Business Unit, with development, support and marketing secure, said Screven. Even the community edition of will continue unchanged. Screven also ventured an additional Oracle Cloud Office, a Web-based suite that combines desktop, Web and mobile users. The success of OpenOffice depends on the commercial customer, he declared.

Continued development also applies to Solaris and Linux. All in all Oracle promises strengthened investment and employment. The presentations and webcasts are on Oracle's website.

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