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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Oracle, Enterprise Linux Pioneer?

Feb 01, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"They call it Unbreakable Linux, although if the rumors are true, Oracle may need to call it something else. Unbearable? Overbearing?

"The reason behind the jibe? Well, it seems Marten Mickos, CEO at MySQL AB, has let it be known that one of his biggest competitors, the aforementioned Oracle, might be planning to pull an end-run and release and support the open-source MySQL database themselves--just like Oracle is doing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

"Mickos doesn't seem to concerned, and he's a pretty unflappable guy. And while such an attempt tends to rub my sense of fair play the wrong way, the truth is that Oracle may be starting a trend that will ultimately be good for the enterprise... even if the company is doing it for purely selfish reasons..."

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