Previously they'd start them in Si Valley, now they'll start them in India or China; competing with, rather than contributing to, America
but the big DBs are Oracle+Linux
Generally the Big DB's are Oracle/Solaris/SPARC...
they could manage to drive users slowly to a more insteresting field (be it free offers from Oracle as a "first dose for free" or even to Postgres as an entry point for "real" RBDMs to produce higher numbers of "real Linux/Unix DBA wannabes" that would look after Oracle on due time).
Well... Whether or not that happens aside, would everyone moving to a real RDBMS be such a bad thing overall?
I see it more likely that MySQl is in danger, since this is heavily overlapped with oracles own database applications.
Just like they did with BerkeleyDB
gradually let it become deprecatingly obsolete.
I thought IPv6 was implemented first on a BSD distribution before Linux?
Hell, NFSv3 ( a completely open standard! ) still doesn't work correctly 14 years later...
The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.