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Linux Magazine: Linux's Proprietary Booster

Jan 30, 2003, 13:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

"In 1998, Oracle gave open source software a huge credibility boost by being one of the first companies to invest in then-fledgling Linux distributor Red Hat Software. Company CEO Larry Ellison has always maintained that Linux represents Oracle's best shot to dominate the commodity Intel hardware platform, but ask him about MySQL and you'll be lucky to get a curt dismissal.

"Oracle may love Linux, and its recently announced cluster file system may be GPL'd, but Ellison's company is--first and foremost--all about closed source..."

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