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Oracle's open arms

As customer confab begins, software maker warms to open source, IBM. Also: Spooking Siebel users.

With news of the Siebel Systems buyout still ringing in their ears, Oracle customers gather in San Francisco to learn the software maker's plans for its products.
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Charles Phillips, co-president, Oracle

Oracle to fell G-log

Company plans to buy the logistics- and transportation-management software maker to help fill out its portfolio with niche players.
September 20, 2005

Phillips: Oracle may support rival databases

Decision due on whether to support multiple databases in the "Project Fusion" push to incorporate acquired products.
Photos: Phillips takes the stage
September 19, 2005

Open arms for app server partners

Oracle tightens ties to open-source products and IBM's middleware for its Fusion middleware.
September 19, 2005

Oracle faces competition for Siebel support fees

Rimini Street, a company launched by a former PeopleSoft exec, plans to offer inexpensive support and bug fixes.
September 19, 2005

New brand to wrap up retail buys

Oracle Retail brand name, set for launch at user confab next week, will cover products picked up in acquisitions and existing software.
September 16, 2005

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Oracle sweeps up Siebel

special coverage Siebel's 12 years of independence comes to an end in the form of a $5.8 billion buyout.
September 13, 2005

Takeover spooks some Siebel users

Siebel customers fear that Oracle's acquisition of the company means that they will be forced to migrate to Oracle applications.
September 19, 2005

SAP buying Canadian retail software maker

Toronto-based Triversity, which has 228 employees, specializes in point-of-sale software for merchants.
September 19, 2005