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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of course they are buying competition
by JoeBuck on Fri 17th Feb 2006 00:35 UTC
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Oracle has a long history of buying and destroying competing products. That is a key part of their business model.

Their CEO pictures himself as that guy in "Highlander" with the sword. Cut off their heads, take their power. "There can be only one".

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