Information I’ve gathered from a close friend who is also an insider indicates that Oracle, the new owner of Sun Microsystems, has bought Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu. This he says is yet to be made public but the deal is worth around $10 billion.
Oracle has promised to keep the entire staff strength of Canonical intact thereby allaying fears of job cuts among employees. It also promised to bring its vast resources to bear on the development of Canonical’s flagship brand Ubuntu.
It is still not known whether this will have any bearing on the arrangement between Canonical and Google with regards to the development of the latter’s own OS Chrome OS which is due out later this year.
The reason cited for Oracle’s move is that the company wants to diversify the Linux platform on which its flagship product, the Oracle Database runs. What more better option than Ubuntu??
I am keeping my ears open and will update you on the latest development on this story. Please stay with me for now.
In case you have not checked, today is the 1st of April and a day called April Fools Day. Hehe. Guess I got you with that one. Now I think I will get well and back to serious writing soon. Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂