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Oracle's chief Larry Ellison recently promised he'll be hiring more staff than he'll be letting go from Sun Microsystems. But he is letting Sun staff go, and now that the Sunacle deal has closed, it's becoming clear just where Oracle's priorities lie. Among the departed is chief technology officer for Sun's relatively new …


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  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Come On, Larry, Get with the ProgramMING or Race into a Perfect TitanICQ Rain Storm?

    This is the important bit which you didn't carry in your article, El Reg/Gavin Clarke in San Francisco ...... "Our plan is to shut down and focus our efforts on as the hosted development community. We are in the process of migrating to the kenai technology. " .... because does that suggest that Kenai is AIDriver for Master Pilots ...... and ESPecially Targeted JOINT Applications of Virtually Advanced Analytical Algorithm, which then does have one questioning the Wisdom of Oracle to both the Fool and Savants whenever one can read of this retrograde, business-suicide step ..... "Sun's copy of Amazon's cloud was killed by the Oracle deal, with the database giant's chief corporate architect Edward Screven saying last month Oracle has no plans to become a provider of hosted cloud services."

    Cloud Hosted Advanced Operating Systems are what the Future and IT are All About with their SurReal Presentation of Order with Virtual Terrain Team Players* and Media Control Program Levers.

    * ARGonauts on AIMissions

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    RIP Sun

  3. Caspian Prince

    Cheerio ChrisM

    Well, a big goodbye to Chris Melissinos from Puppygames, he was one of the few people to believe in a Java games studio and a tremendous help to us over the years. It is a great shame he wasn't really given the resources to achieve his goals at Sun.

    Cas :)

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Don't feel sad

    He'll have a nice package. At his level the very least in his pocket will be 2yrs salary + 100% potential bonus for 2 years. All detailed in the quickly revised VP/Directors payoffs in Sun's filings last year.

    Fail - because senior management lined their own pockets.

  5. Gene Cash Silver badge

    Like El Reg said a couple weeks ago...

    A) LJE *hates* "cloud computing" with a passion.

    B) Sun should be in the business of selling hardware for people to do cloud computing, not doing the cloud computing itself.

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