"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."