Re: IBM in talks to buy Sun

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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:37:43 -0400
Nigel Wade wrote:

Lew wrote:

Lew wrote:

This may come as a surprise, but IBM does a huge amount of work in Java.

Nigel Wade wrote:

I know, but would they be actively interested in moving Swing forward, or just
happy to let it stagnate in its own backwater?

We can speculate until the cows come home.

We have other concerns.

Our servers are Sun hardware. Our main filestore is a Sun FC RAID with about
14TB of disk. Our backup solution uses a Sun tape library driven by Networker.
Everything is on maintenance contracts with Sun. So of much more pressing
concern to us is if IBM were to buy out Sun would they honour existing Sun
maintenance contracts.

Of course they would.

They are most likely legally bound by the contracts.

You can bet on that IBM are very interested in getting your money.

IBM has a pretty good history of supporting stuff.

On the other hand when you need to replace something in X years,
then the friendly sales guy may have some brochures in IBM blue instead
what you are used to !


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