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Scott M. Fulton, III

Red Hat’s OpenJDK 6 Play: What It Means for SaaS, Java

Scott M. Fulton, III
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batye
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4/2/2013 3:57:08 AM
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Re: SaaS and Java
yes, thank you, I trust you are right Scott... if IBM could play it hand right it could create a healthy competition to Oracle... and get good piece of the market...

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MDMConsult
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3/19/2013 7:04:56 PM
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There is an upcoming keynote this week, March 21, 2013. Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon will be a featured keynote speaker at Open Source Think Tank. He will be discussing the role of open source and more of Red Hat's plans around these areas. www.osthinktank.com

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eric.cruet
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3/19/2013 5:38:09 PM
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So far, other than some minor crash issues with Ubuntu, it seems like OpenJDK 6 doesn't have any major security issues.  That's a good thing considering that most JDK releases have been plagued by security bugs.  Let's hope that can continue the trend and demonstrate that components associated with SaaS are moving from growth to maturity.

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Scott Ferguson
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3/19/2013 10:53:11 AM
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@MDMConsult: Thanks very much for your thoughts on this. I know it's a heavy-duty topic with a lot of players moving around. I also think having IBM on board helps out, since they have a lot of developers and intellectual property to spread around. I'm also sure they want to stay there as a counter-weight to Oracle.

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MDMConsult
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3/18/2013 7:25:32 PM
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As it looks now Red Hat's leadership and pressing the industry standard across the board may ease a lot of the overall industry tensions. Oracle's ongoing debate with MySQL makes sense due to its "rocky" past with Java as at times problematic. It seems in this particular case Oracle has been cival and supportive to the migrations. Red Hat's OpenJDK has contributed significantly well overall and there has been a generous amount of time invested to OpenJDK 6 and that commitment to driving innovation to the community into the future. It would be clearer to make better opinions once outlines and plans are divulged.

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Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson
3/18/2013 3:16:51 PM
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@MDMConsult: I'm all for the open part of the equation. The issue that I had, and which the writer addressed to some extent in the comments section, is what type of relationship does Oracle have with open source. I know they say they are for open standards and open source, but they have a mixed record when it comes to practicing it. Look at the fights over MySQL.

 

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MDMConsult
MDMConsult
3/18/2013 10:53:44 AM
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@Scott I personally expect open-source software to be a winner. Oracle just did another acquisition of Nimbula. This is a forward company which gives IT companies the ability to manage infrastructure resources, workloads in private and hybrid cloud. We can expect Nimbula in Oracle's cloud family.

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Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson
3/18/2013 9:03:38 AM
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@MDMConsult: What's been your experience with the whole open source vs. closed debate? What do you prefer? Anyone else care to jump in?

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manshi
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3/16/2013 11:44:14 PM
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"Organizations have the option of commercial or open source."

@ MDM: Exactly. It all depends on what their strategy levels are and how competitive they want to be in the market. Time will decide it. 


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MDMConsult
MDMConsult
3/16/2013 4:11:51 PM
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Perhaps time will reveal more information from Oracle's leadership. It makes sense to move from Java 6 to Java 7. Organizations have the option of commercial or open source.

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