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: Can't buy PostGres
by unoengborg on Thu 16th Feb 2006 22:25 UTC in reply to "Can't buy PostGres"
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They can't buy Postgresql, but they certainly could hire the most talanted postgresql developers. By doing that they could slow down its development process.

Of course, some of them may be hard to buy, as they allready have good jobs e.g. at Sun, that resntly announced that they would support Postgresql and bundle it with Solaris 10.

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