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January 27, 2006

Oracle buys JBoss, then what happens to Hibernate?

This has me thinking. If Oracle buys JBoss as the rumor was reported by syscon this morning as a low end application server, is Hibernate low-end with Toplink as high end or vice versa or do they kill one? If Oracle kills TopLink will then make a clean version of Hibernate which isn't GPL. Doesn't make a lot of sense to keep both, it's hard to differenciate a low-end and high-end OR mapper.

Gotta love Larry, McNealy was joking with him about buying Sun, I don't think I'd be so flippant about anything with Larry, he's just on a tear.

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Not sure if we should take anything originating from syscon seriously but... If it turns out to be true, the next step is that IBM acquires BEA, Oracle and SAP, then we should be done with this "consolidation" thing, and we'll be ready to enter the "let's break things up to be more efficient" phase.

Posted by: Alain Rogister | Jan 29, 2006 10:54:33 AM

One minor correction. Hibernate isn't GPL. It's LGPL.

Posted by: Norman Richards | Jan 31, 2006 12:49:42 PM

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