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)