We all talk about how great Linux is, ... But if you look at the most innovative desktop today, Microsoft's Vista is not copying Linux, it is copying Apple.
Unlike other vendors, we have no lock-in.
It looks great on PowerPoint, but on planet Earth, it won't fly. Salesforce.com is a CRM company. Marc is trying to make noise and buzz about something bigger, but that's all it is.
I don't know what happens 5 or 10 years down the road.
Larry is a very smart man. You can quote me on that.
We won't do the kind of announcement Siebel has done.
We are standing behind what we say.
After the Enterprise Services Architecture, your applications world will be made from apps by us based on these services, apps from ISVs...and apps you build yourself.
They didn't want to say up front, 'You're going to have to migrate from your software,' because those words would have created a tremor. Now it's been a year, and what they're saying is, We're not going to take that code, we're just going to take some of the ideas. You can't do automatic migrations because it's rewritten. If I'm looking at a whole new implementation, why is it going to Oracle?