Oracle, The Butt Of Jokes

Chuckle. Oracle, one of the most powerful corporations in IT was the butt of a joke on lkml.“I’m thinking a patch this size wouldn’t qualify for copyright even if an Oracle Lawyer claimed it.”
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They earned that reputation over Java, I guess. They did earn their power by making a powerful database but then abused it by charging far more than cost of production plus reasonable profit. Hence PostgreSQL and MySQL and others are thriving. I made the move to mariadb years ago.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Oracle, The Butt Of Jokes

  1. kurkosdr says:

    Bahaha!! *snort*

    Nice find Pog.

    BTW, I like how we writes it as Oracle Lawyer instead of Oracle lawyer, as if it’s the alias of some Marvel Comics villain.

  2. DrLoser says:

    Not that I love Oracle, Robert.
    But, this cost of production?
    Do tell. Even a wild guess from an incompetent that comes within, three sigmas of the price should be a worthwhile exercise.

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