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Oracle Won’t Block Open Source In The Public Sector

TechWeekEurope - Last year, Oracle flamed out in its attempt to stall the adoption of open source technology by the US Department of Defense (DoD) when a  White Paper surfaced, in which Oracle warns the DoD about the dangers of hidden costs and inefficiency of open source software, and tries to explain the proper handling of such technology.

The bottom line message to the DoD was essentially: “It’s too dangerous, so let us handle the open source; we’ll give it to you through our products”.’ But what the White Paper doesn’t mention is that by choosing Oracle, the DoD robs itself of the freedom and flexibility associated with open source technology.