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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Sleepycat CEO Talks Microsoft, Berkeley DB

Mar 29, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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Sleepycat CEO Talks Microsoft Open Source Tactics

"How are attitudes toward open source changing?

"Mike Olson: If had asked me that question at one and a half year intervals since 1998, I would have given you different answers all the way along.

"When Linux began to be successful, a number of the big platform vendors, notably Microsoft, launched pretty vituperative anti-open source campaigns..."

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A Berkeley DB Primer

"What exactly does Sleepycat mean when it calls Berkeley DB a developer database?

"Mike Olson: What we mean specifically by 'developer database' is that our software is aimed at professional software developers building applications that they're going to deliver to end users. Relational vendors like Oracle and [Microsoft] and MySQL deliver relational databases to IT shops--to enterprises that are going to run them in data centers. Berkeley DB is meant to be dropped into applications that either run on a server or distributed to end users. ..."

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