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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Larry Ellison was interviewed in one of the Linux magazines a couple of years ago. When the interviewer mentioned MySQL, Ellison was derisive, saying it was good for nothing more than "storing a few recipes".

It seems he's changed his mind a little since then. ;)


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