Oracle has announced
the acquisition of long-time open source database supplier Sleepycat Software. "Sleepycat Software's Berkeley DB is the most widely used open source
database in the world with deployments estimated at more than 200 million.
Berkeley DB is distributed under a dual license model, i.e. available under a
public license and also available under a commercial license. Well-known open
source projects such as the Linux and BSD UNIX operating systems, Apache web
server, OpenLDAP directory, OpenOffice productivity software, and many others
embed Berkeley DB technology.
" Terms not disclosed. Also not disclosed is whether there will be any changes in the Berkeley DB licensing terms.
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