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Oracle buys Sun

April 20, 2009

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The WSJ reports that Oracle has bought Sun for $7.4 billion,  after Sun’s negotiations with IBM fell through last week.

Previously : Cartoon : IBM to buy Sun ?

Update :

Sun’s come a long way – from being a workstation startup seeded @ Stanford University (SUN = Stanford University Network) to almost buying Apple to being bought over by an enterprise software company.


It’s quite sad to see the Sun logo go. Designed by Stanford professor Vaughan Pratt, the Sun logo is , IMHO, one of the most intricately beautiful corporate logos ever made.

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The cartoon ‘Oracle buys Sun’ by Jai Iyer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. (You’re free to use/distribute it as long as you give the author credit.)

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Shanker Trivedi permalink
    April 21, 2009 4:25 am

    Excellent piece and evocative cartoon. Congratulations Jai!

    And yes, the Sun logo is a great example of art combined with engineering …. But I would not bet on the logo disappearing post-acquisition. In fact, I would be surprised if Oracle did not retain the Sun brand and logo….

  2. Jayanth permalink
    April 21, 2009 7:06 am

    Nice log as usual, Jai. The ways of the corporate world are indeed a mystery in these times. One cant predict who will outwit whom.

  3. April 25, 2009 10:27 am

    I think its a sad day to the open source community.
    We can’t really know what is going to happen to MySQL and to Java itself.
    It puts us the users in a fog, and this is NOT a good place to be!


  4. Sanjeev permalink
    April 27, 2009 11:33 pm

    Very apt !

  5. June 24, 2009 11:05 am

    Very nice cartoon! And yeah i totally agree about the logo, most corporate logos are just way below par…

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