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Oracle Further Describes Linux Kernel Strategy

Nov 11, 2010, 21:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Fall is in the air in New England and I am still sifting through the thousands of product announcements from Oracle OpenWorld 2010 (held in September). One of the questions I keep being asked by solution providers is "What does this new Oracle Linux Kernel mean to me?" Knowing how astute the VAR Guy's readers are, I jumped at the chance to share my thoughts on this exciting announcement.

"A colleague of mine wrote a great post on the press coverage surrounding how the introduction of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Linux that he termed a "Blog-o-Frenzy." It's great to see the community so passionate about open source technology! The primary discussion points in the press seem to center around scary words like "proprietary" or "lock-in." Since when does open-source equal lock-in? Isn't the whole point that if the community does not like what one company, group or individual is doing, they are free to go in an entirely different direction?"

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