"Moving beyond the work they've done to torpedo sales at
Microsoft, a cabal of open-source software developers this week
took aim at No.2 software maker, Oracle."
"A group of program writers in California's Silicon Valley this
week held a first-ever convention dedicated to advancing
open-source database applications. The group met to forward free
software that promises to do some of the same functions as Oracle's
(ORCL: news, msgs) flagship software, which can cost $750 per
individual on a corporate network."
"Leading supporters say that open-source database soon could
create fervor in the database market, much like Linux did in the
operating system market two years ago when it took on Microsoft
(MSFT: news, msgs). It'll also drastically change the way Oracle
and other leading database companies do business, they