Subject: RE: Larry Ellison on FSBs
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 22:12:07 -0700

It is not a joke. I meant it seriously. /Larry Rosen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Lord [mailto:lord@emf.net]
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 9:54 PM
> To: lrosen@rosenlaw.com
> Cc: fsb@crynwr.com
> Subject: Re: Larry Ellison on FSBs
> 
> Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> > Red Hat now owns JBoss as well as a very popular Linux distribution. :-)
> > Ellison could have owned it too if he'd been more alert to what's worth
> > owning.
> >
> 
> That's a joke, right?   I'm asking seriously.
> 
> You do understand that Oracle did speak with JBoss and that the ultimate
> purchase price by RH was only $350M, right?   And you did read the
> article which hints at Oracles interest in getting into the FSB biz and
> details why the kinds of acquisition you mention
> would be a losing strategy, right?   Am I missing something?
> 
> -t