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Computer Business Review: Oracle Keeps Eye on Open Source Cradle

Feb 21, 2006, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"Its ongoing buying spree may have reduced the number of competitors Oracle Corp faces, but for every rival taken out there is a threat that a new one will rise in its place and open source could be the cradle, the company has hinted.

"Oracle is far from complacent according to UK MD, Ian Smith, acknowledging that although the large respected vendors are important, Oracle cannot focus all of its attention on them. 'Open source is very attractive. Historically, we have not touched it. Sleepycat is an opportunity to better understand it,' he said..."

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