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by David Sklar

Related link: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/23/obituaries/23CODD.html



Edgar Codd, who laid the foundations for relational databases, died. He worked for IBM, but a scrappy startup (Oracle) was quicker to seize on his revolutionary ideas than his Big Blue Employer.