Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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EU right to investigate Oracle's MySQL buy

EU right to investigate Oracle's MySQL buy

The European Union is justifiably investigating whether Oracle's proposed purchase of Sun -- and its subsidiary MySQL -- will lead to reduced competition and higher prices in the database market.Of course it will, and that's part of the reason European regulators are taking a hard look at it.

September 4, 2009 by in Oracle

Oracle architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat

Oracle architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat

One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution -- Red Hat -- and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base.In an interview with the Linux Foundation recently, Oracle’s chief corporate architect said Oracle Unbreakable Linux is not a product but a support program and he believes that there ought to be only one Linux distribution -- his rival's code base.

May 6, 2008 by in Oracle

Sun completes MySQL buy, guns for Microsoft ... but not Oracle?

Sun completes MySQL buy, guns for Microsoft ... but not Oracle?

Sun announced today that it has completed its $1 billion acquisition of MySQL and plans to continue making open source acquisitions as opportunities arise.“Open source is really in Sun’s DNA,” said Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, (to the right in the above photo), noting there are many open source companies out there ripe for the picking.

February 26, 2008 by in Oracle