I’ve been here at OpenWorld 2007 in San Francisco wondering one main thing: What is Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s big announcement going to be when to takes to the stage for his keynote address later today?
I’m an OpenWorld veteran now, and one thing I’ve learned is that Ellison likes to drop major bombs whenever he gets on that stage. Last year he announced that Oracle would undercut Red Hat Linux, which was a pretty big deal.
This year, a story written by my colleague Barney Beal got me thinking that there may be some type of Fusion announcement coming. In that story, Barney quoted Chuck Rozwat, Oracle’s senior vice president of application development, “…we clearly said we would begin shipping Fusion applications in 2008. Stay in tune the next couple days; you’ll here more about that.”
Could it be that they’re moving up the release date in a surprise move? Doubtful, but if I turn out to be right, you’ll all write emails calling me an evil genius. (I know, I read too many comics.)
Anyhow, stay tuned for more coverage of Oracle OpenWorld 2007 all week long.