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Oracle Mulls Vote on Open Source at Upcoming Shareholders Meeting

Oct 08, 2007, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"On Friday, November 2, Oracle will convene its shareholder meeting. As part of that meeting, this year it's supposed to consider an open-source friendly proposal which, for a variety of reasons, it is asking its shareholders to reject. (See page 55 of its proxy statement here.)

"What is the proposal? That Oracle adopt a resolution that the company consider the social and environmental impact of using open source. The underlying intention, I believe, is to nudge Oracle to take on a more protective approach to open source. Oracle wants the resolution axed..."

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