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March 10, 2010  4:37 PM

Sun’s Simon Phipps bids Oracle adieu



Posted by: Ed Scannell
open source, Oracle acquisitions, Sun Microsystems

September 9, 2009  2:43 PM

The EU fiddles while Sun burns



Posted by: Ed Scannell
Exadata Database Machine, MySQL, open source, Oracle-Sun deal

The European Union has always taken a tough stance against large American companies who look like they are on the verge of abusing their monopolistic positions. Oftentimes it has been tougher on such American companies than our own Department of Justice. But the


August 17, 2009  9:45 PM

Oracle’s Virtual Templates show promise



Posted by: Ed Scannell
Add new tag, open source, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle VM Template Builder

There were encouraging signs about Oracle's attitude towards open source last week when the company unveiled its Oracle VM Template Builder. What was encouraging about the announcement was first, the commitment to using open source technologies, and second using it in a way that allows IT shops...


August 5, 2009  3:55 PM

Will Oracle users take the bailout?



Posted by: Ed Scannell
open source, Oracle Database Migration, price hikes

While there hasn't been a loud outcry from users about Oracle's recent price hikes on selected database modules, by taking such action during such difficult times Redwood Shores did nothing to endear...


June 11, 2009  3:48 PM

Oracle should support the Open Database Alliance now



Posted by: Ed Scannell
MySQL, Open Database Alliance, open source, Oracle


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