CNET News.com: Oracle: Brave new world of Linux, Java

“Linux and Java will form the core of a brave new computer world
that is centered on the Internet and eventually bypasses Microsoft,
according to the view espoused by database company Oracle.”

“And to assure that Oracle has a place in that future, the
company will give Linux developers free versions of its new
flagship “Internet database” Oracle 8i software, said Mark Jarvis,
head of worldwide marketing for Oracle, during a keynote address
today at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here.”