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Re: Oracle buying Sleepycat, JBoss, and

From: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Oracle buying Sleepycat, JBoss, and
Date: 2006-02-15 13:21:59
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The world rejoiced as kaare(at)jasonic(dot)dk (Kaare Rasmussen) wrote:
>> - Perl users usually depend on DBI; an "attack" on DBI could make
>>   PostgreSQL "less usable" for them.
> How do you see an attack on DBI could be possible? AFAIK DBI has the same 
> license as Perl, is released on CPAN and i behaving like any other CPAN 
> module.

If Oracle hired off all the people that have worked on the DBI
implementation, that would make it troublesome for a team to emerge to
continue to support it.  There would be a "learning curve" period, at
the very least...
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skepticism when  I capture the beautiful  rebel and she  claims she is
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companions if I just let her in on my plans."

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