Oracle’s overtures now appear to have been accepted by BEA, with an offer of just over $19 a share. This has been given the green light by the BEA board and all should be a formality from here on. Oracle and BEA have directly competing products in the Java Middleware market, so expect some changes there, even if it is a mashup re-branding exercise. The future for Tuxedo is less clear, but hopefully it will be better that simply being a fossilised cash-cow.
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