Whoa, this one caught me off guard. Sun Microsystems made an agreement with innotek
to buy all their assets. As you may know, innotek is the company that makes the other virtual machine, VirtualBox, known for being the only one solution that is really open, not only for its open source nature, but also for supporting a great variety of operating systems. This is very cool, as it means now they have a strong backing to properly compete against VMware and Parallels in its own terrain.
Seems the OSS world is in the midst of constant buyouts this year. First, Sun buys MySQL, then Nokia Trolltech, now Sun buys something again... I wonder who will be the next...edit by jgpaiva: added image
via Infinite Loop