[rescue] U5 coming, looking for some advice

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Sun Oct 24 22:35:42 CDT 2010

" From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>
" On 10/24/10 18:09, Sandwich Maker wrote:
" > " From: hike <mh1272 at gmail.com>
" > " 
" > " check the oracle site--someone said that hobbyist licenses were the same as
" > " with sun.
" > 
" > the big difference is that oracle has completely cut access to patches
" > for hobbyists without money.  you can't even get java updates, which
" > are still free for windows and linux.
" It's almost as though Oracle were trying to, you know, either kill off
" or monetize the hobbyist segment, or something like that...

i'd say kill off anything that doesn't show bottom-line cash flow.
it's just business.

" Even Microsoft figured out eventually that restricting access to
" security patches was bad for *everyone*.

true - but ms sees value in individual consumers; that's their
customer base.  individuals scarcely register with oracle; their
customer base is corporate.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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