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Evidently Oracle CEO Larry Ellison aims to make Red Hat a red smear in the road. He's doing something he's been threatening to do since April and that's to use open source against Red Hat - which apparently ticked him off royally when it bought JBoss. He's going to poach Red Hat's Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system - 'cause that's allowed under open source rules - remove any Red Hat trademarks, Oracle-ize the thing, put fixes in it faster than you can say "Squish, go to God," and support it for way less than what Red Hat charges. Pretty much all of Red Hat's revenue stream is based on charging for support because the software is theoretically free. It brought in $278 million last year, peanuts to a guy who spent $20 billion expanding his business. Ellison said stripping out Red Hat's trademarks, adding bug fixes and then recompiling the system would make it a... (more)

.NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle Enables Faster, More Scalable, More Reliable Applications that Access Oracle Databases

(July 26, 2002) - Microsoft Corp. this week unveiled the Microsoft® .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle, a new technology that enables enterprise developers to more easily integrate applications built on the Microsoft .NET Framework with Oracle databases. The technology enables users of ADO.NET, a core technology of the Microsoft .NET Framework, to achieve high-performance access to Oracle data, empowering customers to get more benefit from their existing databases. Furthermore, the .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle provides a programming model similar to SQL Server Man... (more)

Oracle Announces Hosted Service for Enterprise Portal Interoperabiity Testing

(June 16, 2003) - Corporate portal developers and independent software vendors can test the interoperability of their Web-based content and applications on a hosted portal environment with the new Oracle Portal Verification Service. Powered by Oracle9i Application Server, it supports the latest Java and Web services standards for interoperable portal development. These standards include the pending Web Services for Remote Portals (WSRP) specification from OASIS and the JSR 168 standard for portlet interoperability. Currently developers who want to deliver their Web-based business... (more)

Oracle 10g Technology to be Available to Apple Developers

At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference and the JavaOne Developer Conference, Oracle executives announced plans to make Oracle technology available to developers who are using the latest version of Apple Computer's UNIX-based operating system. Java developers using Mac OS X and creating J2EE applications and Web services will benefit from the open standards-based productivity provided by Oracle JDeveloper's J2EE framework and visual development environment. The announcement of plans to make Oracle JDeveloper 10g available to Apple developers demonstrates Oracle's ongoing comm... (more)

Ellison Announces "There Will Be Job Losses" As Oracle Gets PeopleSoft At Long Last - For $10.3 Billion

SYS-CON Live Coverage of PeopleSoft - via Google News SYS-CON Live Coverage of Oracle - via Google News (December 13, 2004   9:18 AM) Speaking on CNBC, Larry Ellison this morning conceded what everyone in Silicon Valley had been fearing, in the wake of a successful bid by Oracle for PeopleSoft: "There will be some job losses at PeopleSoft and there will be some job losses at Oracle." He was speaking after announcing, prior to the opening of the markets in New York, that PeopleSoft's board over the weekend have now agreed that Oracle can acquire 100% of PeopleSoft's stock at a pric... (more)