RE: RE: Matt
"Hi Matt, what exactly did your comments add to the conversation?" Well, Thommy, very little of value, I admit. It's just I'm getting a tad tired of the "can't-you-damn-Yourohpeons-just-do-as-you're-told" line. It seems to completely escape most Septics but the combined European economy is actually a rival in size to the US's, hence the upset this is causing Larry. Maybe if Mr Victim had actually framed some form of argument to support his views, as you also seem to have forgotten to do, he might have received a less sarcastic reply. Indeed, in much the same way as if Larry & Co had actually tried to work with the Commission instead of immediately accusing them of being anti-Septic h8rs just out to protect SAP.
From my viewpoint, I actually want the deal to go through A-SAP (<=sorry, couldn't resist!). Whilst the Sunshiners pick themselves up off the floor I'll explain why. We are a SAP and Oracle customer, so I actually want the two working well together, not looking for ways to cause each other pain (believe me, working with SAP and Oracle is pain enough!). It's a case of better the Devil you know, because the other options are simply too demonic to comtemplate. I was looking round for the closest open window to jump out of when the IBM salesgrunts suggested running SAP with DB2, but luckily the board weren't that silly. For me, MySQL is neither here nor there - we have no plans to use it, it's not advanced enough to fill the Oracle role nor replace M$ SQL Server at the low-to-mid-range DB tasks. And there are other open-source options. But if Oracle and SAP really go to war then it will probably be Microsoft that will benefit the most.
So, I actually want SAP and Oracle to kiss and make up. Hard-hearted maybe, but I don't care about MySQL, it can be borged or split off into a seperate company (and if needed, MariaDB can be there for the day we decide we're tired of the Larrytax). Whilst the frothing of the Sunshiners is always amusing, the Sun hardware biz is such a Norweigean Blue it only has comedy value now, and I'd rather have SAP and Oracle working well, thanks. What I need now is for Larry to eat a bit of humble pie, deal with the Commission and promise to be a good boy, and then the rest of us can quit worrying about emegency plans for migrations to PostgreSQL or M$ SQL Server.