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SearchOracle: Oracle vs. Microsoft: The Open Source Factor

Jun 26, 2006, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Brunelli)

[ Thanks to Mark Brunelli for this link. ]

"Many IT professionals believe that Oracle's recent moves in the open source software (OSS) market--including its purchase of open source stalwart Sleepycat Software Inc.--were undertaken in an effort to destabilize Microsoft.

"OSS users, consultants and other IT pros interviewed during the recent New England Oracle Applications User Group conference speculated that Oracle's major endorsement of the open source movement was also designed to help the company reach its goals of 'offering everything under the sun' and eradicating the growing threat posed by rival database software maker MySQL..."

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