Re: Oracle to buy Sun

From: Melanie <melanie(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Oracle to buy Sun
Date: 2009-04-20 13:36:12
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You'd have to think MySql's demise is highly likely which would likely
be a good thing for PostgeSQL, more demand for non-oracle licenses and
lower costs in todays economy means people will look for ways to reduce
price with a good database and PostgreSQL will be a respected solution.

Gabriele Bartolini wrote:
> Hi guys,
> what's going to happen now?
> 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!
> Thank you.
> Ciao,
> Gabriele

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