SearchOracle: Inside Oracle’s Bombshell Plan to Support Red Hat

[ Thanks to Mark
for this link. ]

Could you briefly describe what Oracle is doing with
regard to Red Hat Linux?

Tony Iams: Oracle is exploiting the open
source business model to try and offer a competitive alternative to
Red Hat for supporting Linux. This is something that is clearly
enabled by the open source model where a vendor such as Red Hat
offers a product that virtually anyone else can recreate under
their own brand. They can take the exact same technology that Red
Hat has and offer their own version of it, under their own brand,
and with their own support program, without having to become too
deeply involved with the development…”

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