Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oracle forces wesunsolve to close

In another blow against the community and the people who work with or/and have interest in their products Oracle now has forced to close.

In the last two years it has been of tremendous value for administrators who find their support site hard to navigate and the a good overview of patches and updates.

I see nothing Oracle can gain by doing this, no patches where available only metadata with links to their own support site for downloads ( if you have an account with access to the patches ).

Since they already done a much, much worse thing by closing the OpenSolaris source this comes as no surprise. The way companies treat innovation and community efforts are important when you chose a operating system or database engine. Tell your sales representative what you think about these things.

A huge thanks to the people who put time and effort into making, it was very useful and will be missed.