You may have noticed that the Oracle logo has begun to appear across all the Sun websites, which is a visible indication that the Oracle buy out of Sun is now complete.  In the spring of last year the deal was announced and many people were very worried about Oracle’s intentions for Sun’s open source projects – most notably MySQL.  Many seemed to consider MySQL a competitor for Oracle’s 11g database software and therefore Oracle would be looking to reduce development investment to stifle the perceived competition.  This is something that both Larry Ellison and the audience at the Oracle + Sun close presentation found laughable.

Larry Ellison has also written a short open letter to Sun’s customers, which highlights Oracle’s intended investment in the future.

Open Letter to Sun Customers

So we can all rest easily now!