Re: IBM no longer interested in Sun at any price

"Mike Schilling" <>
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 22:31:53 -0700
Arne Vajh?j wrote:

Mike Schilling wrote:

Mark Space wrote:

Mike Schilling wrote:

In the J2EE server realm, for instance, the only thing that
prevented Sun's various server offerings from being players as
as WebSphere or Weblogic was incompetence.

Yeah that's my impression too. I have no idea how Sun managed to
flub that one.

Keep acquiring companies until you own four or five different web
servers. Choose among them for political rather than technical
reasons. Be sure to pick the one maintained by people who in six
months can leave with large stock grants fully vested.

That may apply to some of the NetScape server side stuff.

But I don't think it matches with Java, Java IDE and Java app

1i. There's no money to be made in IDEs.
1ii. One of the few things Sun does that is widely used is NetBeans,
in which, as part i relates, there is no money to be made. [a]
2. iPlanet was a J2EE server.

a) Though Sun did for a time harbor the fantasy that they could sell
"advanced" NetBeans add-ons, back in the days when it was still called
"Forte for Java".

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