On 6/7/11 1:50 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
Thx for the clarification... BTW, it also mentions
"integration with Oracle ERP and CRM stacks"
Did you really want (and expect) direct access to such incredibly
sensitive and important parts of Oracle's business structure?
How does that help the "community"? It seems much more something
a competing business would want.
The sentence is: "This is why we welcome a technical cooperation with
Oracle on the development and maintenance of connectors with the Oracle
and MySQL databases as well as the integration with Oracle ERP and CRM
Technical cooperation is quite a different thing from direct access.
Microsoft third parties have developed a wealth of these connectors and
integration features with Oracle products, which are in the interest of
Oracle as well as the end user.
These integration features were supposed to be part of the proprietary
product Oracle Open Office, but have only been hinted on the product
sales pitch and never provided by Oracle.
Although I am not a developer, I imagine that in order to develop their
plugins MS third parties have used some kind of APIs or SDK in order to
get access to pieces of information inside Oracle database or CRM data
Anyway, if there was something to be clarified about our document, a
short email or a phone call asking for further details - instead of a
prolonged "we are still working on it" answer - would have been a better
I do not think that going over our letter to Oracle with the intent of
finding areas where it could have been improved does any good to the
exhisting and future relationships.
Oracle received this letter in late April and has never reacted, while
it looks that in a week has decided for the ASF solution. Fair enough.
It is rather evident that there are reasons beyond our understanding,
which are part of Oracle corporate perception of TDF.
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