Party Crasher Not long ago most corporate computer managers viewed open-source programs like MySQL as toys fit only for hobbyists. But then Linux, an open-source operating system, became a smash hit in corporate sites. Now the folks who embraced Linux are snapping up o
A Holiday M&A Party Maybe it's the Christmas spirit. This week, two hostile parties -- Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL - News) and PeopleSoft (Nasdaq: PSFT - News) -- came to terms. There also appears to be a peaceful resolution to the hostile takeover bid for the UK based Novar PLC.