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Is Oracle Forking Red Hat Linux?

Mar 21, 2009, 00:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"That's an important distinction for Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), which makes billions from its products running on Linux, and is a very active player in the open source OS's ecosystem.

"Instead, Oracle has long maintained that its Linux distribution, Oracle Enterprise Linux, includes changes simply to enable the company to better provide support to customers. It also said its changes get contributed to the upstream Linux community, and that its distribution is binary-compatible with RHEL, which means that software certified to run on Red Hat's OS will run similarly on Oracle Enterprise Linux."

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