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Posted Aug 6, 2004

Will DB2 and Oracle databases go open source?

By Staff

[From NewsForge]

A prediction that both IBM DB2 and Oracle databases would head toward open source in some way by the end of the year got a little more interesting as Big Blue announced a partnership with the Apache Software Foundation to release its Cloudscape Java-based database to the community, which is turning the database into an open source project called Derby.

Vice President of Marketing Zack Urlocker said databases and related software are among the technologies most impacted by open source. He likened the idea of open source in major, proprietary databases such as DB2 and Oracle to the initial inroads that Linux made with business.

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