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NetworkWorld: Open Source Forcing Shift in Software Buying

Feb 17, 2006, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Mears, Ann Bednarz)

"Commercial software giants such as Oracle and IBM are moving deeper into the open source community by snapping up the startups built to provide services around the free software, a trend that means corporate buyers should think carefully about future projects before making deployment decisions, experts say.

"Though arguably in its early stages, the trend is accelerating. Recently Oracle announced it would buy open source database vendor Sleepycat Software, and rumors continue to swirl about its interest in JBoss, one of the leading open source application server firms..."

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