Jon Phipps’ not-an-NSDL blog

February 10, 2006

Oracle’s Open-Source Shopping Spree

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jon Phipps @ 3:50 pm

Just noted in passing from an article yesterday in BusinessWeek Online

Oracle is in talks to buy at least three open-source software companies in deals that could be valued at more than $600 million, BusinessWeek Online has learned… The largest of the three targets is Atlanta-based JBoss, which specializes in so-called middleware, the software that serves as a connection between disparate programs. … Also in Oracle’s crosshairs: closely held Zend, based in Cupertino, Calif. Zend’s PHP software language is one of the most prevalent on the Web, present in more than 18 million Web sites. … The third is Emeryville (Calif.)-based Sleepycat Software, which makes technology used in many of the open-source databases that handle reams of digital data. … talks with all three are advanced, say some of the people involved, who asked not to be identified.

Oracle’s Open-Source Shopping Spree.

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