Why ORACLE is called ORACLE ???
Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:35 AM
Posted 29 March 2008 - 09:43 AM
Next time, google it before you ask.
The name Oracle comes from the code-name of a CIA-funded project Ellison had worked on while previously employed by Ampex.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 09:44 AM
While I wouldn't trust Wikipedia that much for well-founded reasons, I can't seem to find any additional information on the web (you could try http://www.oracle.co...line/index.html but it didn't load for me).
Larry Ellison and his friends and former co-workers Bob Miner and Ed Oates started the consultancy Software Development Laboratories (SDL) in 1977. SDL developed the original version of the Oracle software. The name Oracle comes from the code-name of a CIA-funded project Ellison had worked on while previously employed by Ampex.
Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:44 PM
Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:43 AM
Know your history: Babbage | Lovelace | Turing | Hopper | Ritchie
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