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Smart Partner: Oracle, Collab.Net To Create Developer Exchange

Jul 26, 2000, 09:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)

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"Oracle applies open-source principles to its Internet platform."

"Oracle Corp. will announce Monday an exchange based on open-source principles for Oracle developers to swap skills and projects. Oracle chose Collab.Net, the start-up co-founded last year by Apache Software Foundation co-founder Brian Behlendorf, to host and consult on the exchange, which will go live on Sept. 15. Collab.Net announced last week that it would host the repository of code for Sun Microsystems' StarOffice when Sun releases it in October."

"Oracle VP Rene Bonvanie said the shortage of American developers and the pressure from customers wanting e-business applications has forced Oracle to find new ways to speed software development. He says membership in the Oracle Technology Network, which is free, has exploded from 20,000 to 1 million developers in the last year and is growing by 3,000 to 4,000 developers per day. Oracle already licenses the source for software developed on top of its Internet platform, which includes the Oracle 8i database."

"Most of the demand for application development is not in the places where there is high supply. The high supply is in Russia, India, Pakistan and China, but there's a huge demand in Silicon Valley, Boston and Seattle, so there are lots of problems matching supply and demand," Bonvanie said."

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