Yet for the past nine months, when people were most interested in what he was thinking, he didn't blog. His explanation is in his post from late January, that with the Oracle deal pending there was simply no option:
You've probably seen the news -- the Sun/Oracle transaction has closed. With the passing of that milestone, I can once again speak freely.
We've created the situation where, in times of uncertainty, when we most care what a CEO has to say, silence is considered the letter of the law and candor is verboten. Regulators have all but mandated this muzzle, in the face of the undeniably difficult task of balancing information flow and the risk of market manipulation. But are we really better off for not hearing boo from Schwartz for nine months?
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