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What Did Oracle Ever Do for Open Source? [Parts One and Two]

Nov 16, 2007, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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From Part One:

"[Monica Kumar]: How does Oracle view open source?

"[Ed Screvens]: Oracle consumes open source technology. It doesn't look at it as something that's good or bad or contradictory to its business model, it's something that's just different.

"[Mike Olson]: As CEO of an open source vendor his goal was to deliver revenue and make everyone happy. That hasn't changed. Oracle doesn't do open source because it does political or spiritual good. Oracle does open source because it's good for our customers and drives revenue. Oracle's involvement with projects is pragmatic. If Oracle thinks it will benefit customers and help drive revenue it will participate..."

Complete Story (Part One)

Complete Story (Part Two)

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