Oracle announced this week the availability of a $US100 million fund to proponents of Oracle 8i, in a bid to help develop some innovative products and services from companies around the world that can be based on the Oracle platform.
Comments from Brian Mitchell, regional director of marketing and business development at Oracle, indicated that the venture was truly international and "software companies around the world who are developing applications with Oracle 8i are eligible to apply".
A predominant focus of the initiative will be on Internet products and services, including areas such as content management, electronic commerce, business intelligence and other end-to-end Internet solutions.
Those selected to participate in the project can expect to receive a number of benefits, according to Oracle sources. These include access to Oracle's technology, developers and technical support and early releases of software.
Any interested parties should e-mail Oracle on firstname.lastname@example.org