You may not know that the original founders of Cloudscape came from Sybase - a mortal enemy of Oracle.  Rick was one of those Sybase folks - and now he works for the Evil Empire.  Spooky! :)


On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Peter Ondruška <> wrote:
Nice history: Cloudscape, then acquired by Informix, then IBM,
opensourced, Sun, now Oracle :-))

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Rick Hillegas <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> There seem to be a lot of rumors flying around now that Sun is a wholly
> owned subsidiary of Oracle. I want you to know that the Java DB team will
> continue to contribute to Derby just as we've been doing for the last five
> years.
> Cheers,
> -Rick

David W. Van Couvering