Oracle

Five Years After the Sun Merger, Oracle Says It’s Fully Committed To SPARC

Sun Microsystems vanished into Oracle’s maw five years ago this month, and you could be forgiven for thinking that some iconic Sun products, like SPARC chips, had been cast aside in the merger. But Oracle claims that the SPARC roadmap is moving forward more quickly than it did under Sun, and while the number of SPARC systems sold has dropped dramatically (from 66,000 in Q1 ’03 to 7,000 in Q1 ’14), the systems that are being sold are fully customized and much more profitable for the company

Five Years After the Sun Merger, Oracle Says It’s Fully Committed To SPARC was originally published on realcoders.org

MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL

The MariaDB blog is reporting a small change to the license covering the man pages to MySQL. Until recently, the governing license was GPLv2. Now the license reads:

‘This software and related documentation are provided under a license agreement containing restrictions on use and disclosure and are protected by intellectual property laws. Except as expressly permitted in your license agreement or allowed by law, you may not use, copy, reproduce, translate, broadcast, modify, license, transmit, distribute, exhibit, perform, publish, or display any part, in any form, or by any means. Reverse engineering, disassembly, or decompilation of this software, unless required by law for interoperability, is prohibited.’

MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL was originally published on realcoders.org

Release of exploit code puts Oracle Database users at risk of attack

Release of exploit code puts Oracle Database users at risk of attack.

Release of exploit code puts Oracle Database users at risk of attack was originally published on realcoders.org