IBM managed to make money from Java, and Sun never really did
So, there’s an irony here. IBM picked Java up, wrote better tools, more popular (although horrible to code against) J2EE server.
It does make sense for everyone, the engineers married to the people who can actually sell things and still understand engineering.
Fiorina destroyed the innovative base at HP and Hurd would’t know innovation if it bit his bits off.
Here we have two competent innovators, a great sales team, a consultancy arm with a reasonable rep. I’d be scared if I were HP or Microsoft. very scared.