Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2006 18:42 UTC, submitted by Dubbayoo
Databases Oracle tried to acquire open-source database maker MySQL, an indication of the profound changes the software giant is willing to make as it adapts to the increasingly significant collaborative programming philosophy. MySQL Chief Executive Marten Mickos confirmed the acquisition attempt in an interview at the Open Source Business Conference here but wouldn't provide details such as when the approach was made or how much money Oracle offered.
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RE: Not hard to believe
by Adurbe on Thu 16th Feb 2006 19:32 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

i doubt they would kill support for a popular product especially when they can sell it to you!

lets face it mySql does not compete with Oracles cash cow databases. Its a different league

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RE[2]: Not hard to believe
by segedunum on Thu 16th Feb 2006 19:46 in reply to "RE: Not hard to believe"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

lets face it mySql does not compete with Oracles cash cow databases. Its a different league

No it isn't actually. There are a lot of companies out there who are using Oracle absolutely needlessly.

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