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Computerworld: Open-Source Path Not an Option for Oracle, Exec Says

“Oracle Corp. has no plans to create an open-source version of
its database and file systems technologies, despite recent moves in
that direction by competitors. Robert Shimp, Oracle’s vice
president of technology marketing, discussed these and other issues
with the IDG News Service last week at Oracle OpenWorld Mumbai in
India.

Computer Associates started distributing the Ingres
database under an open-source license, and Sybase offers its
database free to Linux users. Does Oracle need to do something
similar for the open-source user?
We have no plans to
either open-source or make our products available for free


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