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SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: Oracle, VCs Put the Froth on OSBC's Latte

Feb 18, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"Take a beaker of open source entrepreneurs, stir in a scoop of venture capitalists (VCs), add a dash of intellectual property (IP) attorneys, drop in some end users wanting to understand open source better, mix well... and you've got the just-concluded Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.

"The conference proceedings took back seat, as attendees were riveted by the rumors that Oracle was going on an open source shopping spree, starting with the sealed deal on Sleepycat Software. Next, people said Zend (the PHP folks) and JBoss (J2EE application server) were all supposed to disappear into the gullet of the ever-voracious Oracle. Those two acquisitions remained merely rumors..."

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