Oracle Buying Open Source Companies?: Some good commentary about Oracle’s aquisition spree. We’ve talked before about how Oracle is seriously trying to screw MySQL. How much damage would they do if they just went and bought Zend?
All of these moves prompt one question, will Oracle start to play hard ball with these companies other database clients? Zend for instance has been pushing for more DB2 (IBM’s database server), if Oracle were to own Zend would this trend stop? Would Oracle direct these three companies focus resources to make their products work best with the Oracle database and let community worry about supporting everyone else?