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Computerworld: Open-Source Path Not an Option for Oracle, Exec Says

Nov 08, 2004, 19:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Ribeiro)

"Oracle Corp. has no plans to create an open-source version of its database and file systems technologies, despite recent moves in that direction by competitors. Robert Shimp, Oracle's vice president of technology marketing, discussed these and other issues with the IDG News Service last week at Oracle OpenWorld Mumbai in India.

"Computer Associates started distributing the Ingres database under an open-source license, and Sybase offers its database free to Linux users. Does Oracle need to do something similar for the open-source user? We have no plans to either open-source or make our products available for free

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