Ellison: We won't spin off MySQL

Oracle CEO urges approval of Sun acquisition, says Oracle's database does not compete with MySQL

By , InfoWorld |  Software, Larry Ellison, MySQL

He also objected to plans for government to regulate who pays what in regards to the Internet as part of "net neutrality" rules. "In general, I  believe in free markets and I think this is a case where government regulation is not necessary," said Ellison.

Ellison also dismissed any suggestion that Oracle was a company driven by sales and marketing. "Ninety-eight percent of our sales or more are to existing Oracle customers. If we don't have the right product, people don't buy more," he said.

"The company is all about engineering. It's the only thing that works," said Ellison. "The one part of the company that's always reported to me is engineering," he added.

As far as his continuing service at the 32-year-old company he co-founded, Ellison said he would serve for at least five more years, as part of the company's latest five-year plan, and then evaluate things after that.

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