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CIOs Can Avoid Costly Database Price Increases with Open Source

Article Source CIO UK Magazine

Last time I vented frustration over the effort invested into the Oracle/Sun/MySQL anti-trust case whilst the European Union ignores its profligate waste by paying whatever Oracle demands for its software. I finished off by commenting how glad I was that the private sector did not act like some Governments at which point I had to pause.

I recently celebrated my second anniversary in the world of open source. Prior to this I'd spent most of my working career inside large proprietary software vendors (apart from a three year stint working on oil rigs in some of the more inhospitable, but definitely not boring places in the world- perhaps I'll write about my memories on that one day...?)

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