Why Some Open Source Projects Thrive at Oracle

Posted by red5 on Apr 28, 2011 2:39 AM EDT
InternetNews.com; By Sean Kerner
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Oracle has had a mixed bag of success with open source. As part of the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle inherited a long list of open source projects. Some of them, like OpenOffice and OpenSolaris have met with community opposition that have led to forks. The NetBeans IDE however is another story. Under Oracle's leadership, NetBeans is thriving with nearly a million active users. What makes NetBeans different? Why is it succeeding under Oracle's leadership while other projects are not doing as well?

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