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internetnews.com: Sybase Offering Flagship Database For Linux

Sep 08, 2004, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)

"Officials at Sybase are jumping on the database giveaway bandwagon with an offering tailored to the Linux community.

"Unlike similar moves from IBM with its Cloudscape and Computer Associates Ingres, the free download of Sybase's Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Express Edition for Linux isn't an open source donation, officials said. Rather, it's a full-featured version of its flagship database with restrictions placed on its ability.

"'[IBM and CA] are open sourcing their databases and those are databases that they've acquired over the years that have not been met with the same level of endorsement that their other products are; this is our flagship product, it represents the latest technology, the latest investments,' said David Jacobsen, Sybase senior director of database and tools marketing..."

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