"Commercialization of open source--and Oracle's recent foray
into acquiring open source components--was a major theme at the
Open Source Business Conference. During a panel on the topic, Ken
Jacobs, vice president of product strategy for servers, proclaimed
that commercialization is not only beneficial but inevitable.
Oracle has recently been on an open source software buying binge,
with Innodb and Sleepcat in the bag, and possibly Zend and JBoss in