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Oracle, Red Hat Spar Over Linux

Sep 26, 2008, 05:57 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

" It was nearly two years ago at the 2006 Oracle OpenWorld conference that Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison unveiled a plan to have Oracle provide support to Red Hat Inc.'s own Linux customers.

"The controversial plan sparked debate over whether Oracle was trying to kill off Red Hat by taking away Red Hat's revenue stream. Oracle and Red Hat representatives questioned during this week's Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco offered strikingly different perspectives on how well Oracle's plan has worked out.

"Asked if there has been any measurable impact on Red Hat, Andrew Cathrow, Red Hat product marketing manager, responded, 'To be quite honest, not at all.'"

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