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: MySQL is not ANSI SQL compliance
by DevL on Fri 17th Feb 2006 10:56 UTC in reply to "MySQL is not ANSI SQL compliance"
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Thing is Oracle isn't out shopping for a competent DDMS -they already got that. They're out shopping for MySQL's customers one way or the other. If Oracles recent acquisitions would prove to halt MySQLs development, there's always PostgreSQL to fall back as an Open SOurce DBMS.

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