Should Oracle purchase Adobe?

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2. Sun created Java platform ndash; everyone could use it for free

3. Developers were happy that Java was free.

4. Apple doesn “t not allow JVM on iPhone, but Java community doesn “t care.

5. Sun could not monetize on Java other than winning a law suit against Microsoft ($1.6B). Other companies monetized on products built with Java.

6. Sun “s CTO and then CEO was a blogger with ponytail.

7. Oracle purchased Sun. Larry Ellison said that you [Sun CEO] can write as many blogs as you want, but blogs don “t sell computers.

8. Sun was firing salesmen, Oracle re-hires thousands of salesmen to sell Sun “s products.

9. Oracle started to kill acquired open source products with Open Solaris.

10. Adobe is a great engineering company

11. Adobe created Flash platform

12. Developers are happy that Flash Player is free.

13. Apple doesn “t not allow Flash Player on iPhone, and Flash community goes berserk about it.

14. Adobe could not monetize on Flash Player. Other companies (youtube) did it big time ($1.65B).

15. Adobe “s CTO is a blogger without a ponytail.

16. Adobe has one salesman who knows how to sell LiveCycle Data Services for $30K per CPU. Everyone else believes that this product is overpriced.

Should Oracle acquire Adobe, start making some cash from Flash Player, and offer one shop end-to-end enterprise solutions?

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