Global CIO: An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Wednesday Jan 28th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

The issue that needs your fresh thinking: the one-size-fits-all, nonnegotiable maintenance fees most software companies charge.

[From InformationWeek]

Dear Mr. Ellison: Since you founded Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) about 30 years ago, one quality that's defined you as much as any other is leadership: in databases, enterprise applications, acquisitions, the America's Cup, and the voicing of strong opinions. And in the midst of the global economic downturn that is hammering your customers, you have a perfect opportunity to exert that forceful leadership once again in a way that will help those customers while also helping Oracle.

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