[nycphp-talk] oracle to buy zend ???

csnyder chsnyder at
Tue Feb 14 15:57:06 EST 2006

On 2/14/06, Joseph Crawford <codebowl at> wrote:
> why does anyone have to buy out zend, isnt the company doing well enough on
> it's own 2 feet?
>  I would hate to see the prices of Zend products jump if they were bought
> out by oracle.  What would this mean for the products, would they continue
> development or are they buying them out just to get the product they want to
> continue?  I do not know much about this except that one paragraph but i
> would hate to see zend sold, maybe a funding partnership or something but
> zend has a great product line now and i see it continuously growing.

From the article:

> Andi Gutmans, CTO and a founder of Zend, said his firm "works well with
> Oracle and lots of other companies. We want to keep it that way. We see
> a whole lot of potential ahead of us" as an independent firm.

But let's say Oracle wants to buy Zend... does IBM put in their own
bid? Does Yahoo? And who is the publicist that started these "rumors"
anyway... ?

Chris Snyder

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