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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Boycott Oracle
by SEJeff on Fri 17th Feb 2006 00:26 UTC
SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

Some code straight from the Oracle playbook:

eat() {
buy $1
deprecate $1
sell oracle
}

while [ $competitor = true ]; do
eat $competitor
done

Innobase, PeopleSoft, Siebel, sleepycat, possibly Jboss, attempted mysql... Then next thing they know, they are going to bite off more than they can chew and have to spit some of it out. Predatory business practices like this should seriously be illegal.

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