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Linux-Watch: Oracle Buying Red Hat? Fat Chance!

Aug 24, 2006, 21:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"The rumors just won't quit. Last week at LinuxWorld, rumors were that Oracle would buy Red Hat; or, it would launch its own Linux distro. Neither happened, but did that stop the rumor mill? Nope.

"This week, as my eWEEK buddy Lisa Vaas describes, a Sun third-party PR firm representative asked the rhetorical question: 'Is it possible that Red Hat is quietly readying itself for acquisition by Oracle?' The memo went on to badmouth Red Hat.

"Since then, Sun has quietly--but very firmly--disowned that memo..."

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