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Re: Oracle to buy Sun

From: Melanie <melanie(at)dunslane(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 14:46:53
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that's a good point.. not sure opensource database like PostgreSQL
would suffice to say Oracle doesn't have a monopoly. Of course, if
enough conversation were to be made illustrating how, in fact,
PostgreSQL is such a strong platform as to make MySql &amp; Oracle's
marriage not mean a monopoly, that would be good for this community too.<br>
Peter Eisentraut wrote:
<blockquote cite="mid:200904201741(dot)03085(dot)peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net" type="cite">
  <pre wrap="">On Monday 20 April 2009 16:24:32 Gabriele Bartolini wrote:
  <blockquote type="cite">
    <pre wrap="">   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!
  <pre wrap=""><!---->
Note that these announcement all conspicuously omit any mention of MySQL.  One 
might expect that that part of the deal will be under regulatory 


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