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Oracle doesn't need Red Hat. It needs Zend

Mar 25, 2009, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"On the other hand, there is another strategic open source vendor that I think might make a really good fit for Oracle - namely commercial PHP vendor Zend.

"Oracle and Zend already collaborate on a PHP distribution for Oracle so the two are hardly strangers. Oracle participates in the broad Java ecosystem, but if it owned the lead PHP vendor it could take a commanding position in the PHP space and carve out a real niche for itself. PHP is a critical component of the LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) web stack and with Zend in hand, Oracle could get a strong grip on its own web stack business."

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