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Daily Dose - Adobe's McAllister Speaks Out Against Oracle

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In a recent blog entry, Adobe's open source and standards director David McAllister remarked that “the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so," in Silicon Valley.  McAllister criticized Oracle's handling of OpenSolaris and its recent lawsuit against Adobe's mobile buddy, Google.  "I have no problem making money from open source code," he said.  "I have no problem with others doing so.  I do have problems with removing community involvement once it has shown that it can create, drive, and maintain such efforts."  McAllister continued taking shots, saying "Oracle has managed to move into the role formerly played by Microsoft, and I didn’t even know that they were understudying it...  Oracle has smart people. They understand open source and its drive to developers. And yet, suddenly, it seems that Oracle is viewing ‘Open Source’ as a new cash cow."  McAllester's point of view is his alone and does not represent the opinion of Adobe, the company said.

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