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NewsForge: Oracle's Open Source Buying Spree

Feb 16, 2006, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"Oracle has been on a buying spree recently, and if the rumors are true it's not quite finished yet. This isn't unusual for companies of Oracle's size, but Oracle's appetite for open source companies may have repercussions for MySQL and the rest of the open source community.

"Oracle snarfed up Innobase last October, and now it's purchased Sleepycat as well. Innobase and Sleepycat license software that is included in MySQL, which means that MySQL will now have to try to negotiate with Oracle for the technology in the future..."

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