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Oracle Loves Linux, Has Advice for Improvements

Aug 10, 2010, 22:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"BOSTON -- Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president for Linux and virtualization engineering at Oracle, came to LinuxCon with a message: The open source operating system will remain a priority at Oracle even now that it owns Sun Microsystems and its competing Solaris OS.

"In a keynote address here at the Linux Foundation's conference, Coekaerts detailed Oracle's Linux efforts to date and provided some guidance to Linux kernel developers on where the platform should go next.

"The comments come as industry watchers, open source advocates and others are looking for signs of how Oracle will proceed with its new Sun assets -- and most importantly for the crowd at LinuxCon, what might happen now with Oracle pushing forward on both its Unix efforts with Sun Solaris as well as Linux."

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