mjasay writes: "While seemingly a lot, 127 million shares doesn't add up to much in Oracle's world. 127,717,018 shares only account for 3.58% of Oracle's total share count. Last week ~96.5% of Oracle shareholders voted to reject a resolution that would have forced Oracle to consider the social and environmental impact of using open source. No big surprise there. But what is very interesting is how much support the resolution garnered, despite not having much visibility and certainly no support from the company itself. (Let's just say that Larry Ellison's 20%+ ownership voted elsewhere.) Jonas Kron, the Portland, Oregon-based attorney behind the resolution, had this to say: "While 3.58% may not seem like a significant number, it is a very respectable vote for a first year issue that nobody ever heard of and with no advocacy budget. These are the kinds of votes climate change proposals received years ago and now they pull in up to 30%.""
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