Total Eclipse of the SUN?
There is a house down in New Orleans
They call the risin’ sun.
It’s been the ruin of many a poor girl
And me, oh God, I’m one.
- HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
So, there is talk now that IBM is looking to aquire SUN. Just a few days ago I was talking about all the M&A activity, but this one, if it happens, is going to be the Daddy. If it does go through, I don’t think it is going to have a huge impact in the sectors where I work, and currently we don’t use any of SUN’s products. Apart, of course, from Java. I am assuming that IBM aren’t going to mess with that. The deal is going to make it even harder to understand IBM’s product stack though, which is already mayhem.
From a developer point of view, I for one believe the rumours that the Eclipse platform was so named by IBM in order to “blot out the SUN”. Seems that IBM might be about to go one better and blot out the SUN completely.