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30 January 2007


Uli Romahn

I believe that the only reason for Oracle to spread such news would be to spread FUD amongst the open source users and the MySQL community specifically.
Oracle must believe by offering an identical or "better" product at a significant lower price than its competition, even if it does not make sense to their own business model, they will eventually "kill" the competition. In addition, their marketing could get some leads from that campaign by getting calls from people that might be interested in that offering, even though Oracle might not be really serious about this.

Oracle seems to exhibit such a behavioral pattern over the past few months - but I have to agree with Stephe: they just don't get it.

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