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Re: Oracle to buy Sun

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)2ndquadrant(dot)it>
Subject: Re: Oracle to buy Sun
Date: 2009-04-20 18:34:47
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On Monday 20 April 2009 16:24:32 Gabriele Bartolini wrote:
>>    I am still in the process of understanding the impact of this on a
>> wider scale. I would love to collect some ideas that can be presented
>> during community talks, as "How is Oracle acquisition of Sun going to
>> influence PostgreSQL" is a question that often and inevitably will be
>> asked - I presume. I would love to get a list of PROS/CONS of this
>> agreement as far as PostgreSQL is concerned, both from a technical point
>> of view and a marketing point of view, so I believe your ideas are more
>> than welcome!
> 
> Note that these announcement all conspicuously omit any mention of MySQL.  One 
> might expect that that part of the deal will be under regulatory 
> investigation.

I doubt it - not with IBM and Microsoft (and maybe Sybase?) out there
already...

//Magnus


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