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Computerworld: Q&A: Ingres CTO Sees Move Toward Open-Source Databases

Mar 02, 2006, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What was the significance of Oracle's recent purchase of open-source software maker, Sleepycat Software Inc.? I wouldn't call Oracle's buy of SleepyCat a move into the open-source world. Oracle has been making lots of different acquisitions, both open-source and closed-source companies, in order to shore up its customer base. All of the open-source companies Oracle has bought own 100% of the intellectual property, in order to broaden the number of people required to pay Oracle support. What I think they're going to tell their customers is: 'If you want any Oracle support, you're going to need Oracle support on all of your products...'"

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