20 April 2010

Oracle free software reality check

Policy shifts, almost 3 months after Oracle acquired Sun:

  • Oracle has blocked access to Solaris security patches for people without a support contract.
  • Oracle has stopped shipping free OpenSolaris CD’s.
  • Oracle is discontinuing the open and free Sun Identity Manager.
  • Oracle has made the MS Office ODF 1.2 plugin paying (with a minimum of $9000 for 100 users).