There was an interesting development this week with Oracle Announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Sun Micro system. A couple of weeks a go it was all but sure that IBM would nab Sun. But last week the announcement from Oracle Surprised a lot of people. With the purchase of Sun Oracle gets MySQL , Java , Solaris , Sun Hardware and a whole bunch of Open source.
Details are at http://www.oracle.com/sun
and a twitter search for oracle buys sun brings up lots of entries . #oracle also became a trended topic on twitter. It will be interesting to see how the deal works out for both sun and oracle and most importantly for customers of both.