"Just recently Caldera Systems, Inc. acquired much of the Santa
Cruz Operation, Inc. creating the Open Internet Platform while
Oracle announced its plans to support Linux by releasing an
enterprise-level application server for Linux, the Oracle Internet
Application Server 8I(iAS)."
"It seems that more and more of the larger coorperations are
delving into Linux as fast as they can port their products. What
kind of impact will this have on the growth and expansion of Linux
and the Linux community?"
"The first thing that comes to mind is that a large, if not the
largest, Database Management Systems organization, Oracle, begins
to create its solid foundation in the Linux world. With this in
mind, I believe many current organizations which utilize the
Database giant, Oracle, will change their DBMS servers into Linux
with Oracle 8I(iAS). This will, in return, create more jobs and
fuel the current Linux and enterprise-level Linux development
process and strategy."