WSJ.com - Oracle Announces The Acquisition Of Open Source Software Co, Innobase OY, Inc.: "Oracle Corp. (ORCL) acquired Innobase OY, a Finland-based developer of open-source database technology.
Financial terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.
In buying Innobase, Oracle intends to continue developing Innobase's technology, InnoDB. Oracle, the database-software giant, has already developed and contributed an open-source clustered file system to Linux.
InnoDB is distributed as a part of the MySQL database. InnoDB's contract with closely held company MySQL comes up for renewal next year, and Oracle said it fully expects to negotiate an extension."