CNET News: IBM to Oracle: You Can’t Buy Open Source

“Contrary to Larry Ellison’s apparent desire to control Linux,
IBM prefers to have at least two independent Linux distributors
serving corporate customers, an IBM executive said on

“‘Our view is that one of the great things about Linux is that
you don’t have to own it to have the freedom of movement and have
whatever stacks you need,’ said Scott Handy, vice president of
Linux and open source at IBM…”