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DC Perspective: Why Oracle Attacked Red Hat--And Not Novell

Oct 28, 2006, 20:00 (15 Talkback[s])

"First Larry looked hard at Novell--what he found there was a duo approach to the Linux world. A strong and growing Open Source community that has developed around Open Suse and Novell's unique approach to 'Enterprise Linux.' Novell's approach to the business side of Linux has been quite different than Red Hats as Novell has been slowly and effectively adding proprietary components to it's Flagship OES, SLES, and SLED products. These Products that are NOT fully open source and are not free to any joe (or Larry) off the street. These products are fully supported and maintained by Novell and Novell alone and only Novell. This is why Larry did not and could not do this to Novell..."

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