SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: Oracle, VCs Put the Froth on OSBC's Latte
Feb 18, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Take a beaker of open source entrepreneurs, stir in a scoop of
venture capitalists (VCs), add a dash of intellectual property (IP)
attorneys, drop in some end users wanting to understand open source
better, mix well... and you've got the just-concluded Open Source
Business Conference in San Francisco.
"The conference proceedings took back seat, as attendees were
riveted by the rumors that Oracle was going on an open source
shopping spree, starting with the sealed deal on Sleepycat
Software. Next, people said Zend (the PHP folks) and JBoss (J2EE
application server) were all supposed to disappear into the gullet
of the ever-voracious Oracle. Those two acquisitions remained