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Oracle debuts JDK 7, MySQL 5.6 at OSCON, pledges better OS support

Jul 27, 2011, 18:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"But make no mistake: the Redwood City, Calif, company is not trying to be an open source company, noted veteran Oracle Senior VP Steven Harris, who spoke at OSCON.

"Oracle is driven by lines of business .. lines of business make decisions around open source projects. They are not, in contrast to Sun, made in the context of a larger scale open source strategy,' said Harris during a brief keynote on Monday, contrasting how Oracle views its role in the open source community vis-a-vis Sun. 'Its a behavioral difference, by design … Oracle doesn't have an open source strategy.'"

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