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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.

sun-founders

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!

    Amit

  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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