Computerworld.au: Database Code Will Not Become Open Source
Jul 07, 2002, 04:22 (39 Talkback[s])
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"While Oracle Corp. is committed to the open source movement and
its standards, database code will remain proprietary because there
will be difficulties in providing services if customers make
alterations to the source code.
"This is the view of the chairman and chief executive officer of
Oracle, Larry Ellison, stated at the recent Oracle OpenWorld held
in Beijing recently.
"Laurence Liew, manager, SCS Linux Competency Centre, Singapore
Computer Systems agreed. Liew said that Ellison's concern is a
legitimate business concern as open source software gets lots of
changes, patches and bug fixes done frequently. For a vendor to
support its product, they will have to work on a known