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If Oracle Bought Every Open Source Company...

Jul 27, 2010, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to E5rebel for this link. ]

"Recently, there was an interesting rumour circulating that Oracle had a war chest of some $70 billion, and was going on an acquisition spree.

"Despite the huge figure, it had a certain plausibility, because Oracle is a highly successful company with deep pockets and an aggressive management. The rumour was soon denied, but it got me wondering: supposing Oracle decided to spend, if not $70 billion, say $10 billion in an efficient way: how might it do that? And it occurred to me that one rather dramatic use of that money would be to buy up the leading open source companies – all of them."

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