Oracle just announced its contribution of the XQilla XQuery Engine under the Apache open-source license. There are two things that I like about this:
- It's an open-source contribution and demonstrates that open source isn't purely Machiavellian at Oracle and
- It's the best press release I've seen in a long time.
On the former point, Ken Jacobs and others within Oracle's open-source ranks would suggest that I've been looking in the wrong places if I think Oracle is fairly mercenary with regard to open source. Fair enough.
But take a look at the press release (link above) to grok my second point. I've never seen a press release like this, completely in bullet-point format. What a refreshing change. Just the facts....