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Re: Oracle tried to buy MySQL

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>, PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Oracle tried to buy MySQL
Date: 2006-02-24 17:23:02
Message-ID: 200602241723.k1OHN2D14106@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Jeff Davis wrote:
> Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
> > http://news.com.com/Oracle+tried+to+buy+open-source+MySQL/2100-7344_3-6040197.html?tag=nefd.lede
> > 
> > 
> 
> This probably means that the just bought Sleepycat and Innobase in an
> attempt to scare MySQL into a lower price.
> 
> This also means that Oracle could also try to hurt PostgreSQL in a
> similar way (i.e. hiring all developers).
> 
> However, since PostgreSQL developers aren't centralized, that would
> leave Oracle with a problem. Anyone in the world who wanted a job at
> Oracle could just hack some PostgreSQL code for a couple months :)

Yes, hiring our developers is one of our three risks.  The other two are
a copyright purchase from the owner (Marc), or a patent attack.

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