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Recommendation to my fellow F/OSS developers

I temporarily withdraw my recommendation until the intentions of Oracle become less cloudy...

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Allow me to make a recommendation to my fellow Free Software
developers.  Oracle Corporation's recent business practices show
aggression toward the Free/Open Source Software community, and their
database couldn't be confused with Free software if one had allergies
and a blindfold on.

Therefore, I recommend to my compatriots in the F/OSS community the
deprecation of oracle as a database back end to our software.  I am not
necessarily suggesting that software currently providing compatibility
with the database remove the existing support; however, moving forward,
the effort that would otherwise be spent creating an oracle connectivity
layer might instead be spent adding support for one of the many fine
F/OSS database engines.

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