SearchOracle: Oracle vs. Microsoft: The Open Source Factor
Jun 26, 2006, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Many IT professionals believe that Oracle's recent moves in the
open source software (OSS) market--including its purchase of open
source stalwart Sleepycat Software Inc.--were undertaken in an
effort to destabilize Microsoft.
"OSS users, consultants and other IT pros interviewed during the
recent New England Oracle Applications User Group conference
speculated that Oracle's major endorsement of the open source
movement was also designed to help the company reach its goals of
'offering everything under the sun' and eradicating the growing
threat posed by rival database software maker MySQL..."