CNET News: Ubuntu Chief: Oracle Linux has 'Tactical Value'
Oct 23, 2006, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle has the ability to support Linux, and doing so could
have 'tactical value' for the database company, the founder of
Ubuntu Linux--and a potential Oracle partner--said Friday.
"'I don't think Oracle is going to make large amounts of money
selling support for Linux. I don't think it will ever be a
high-margin, high-profit, exciting growth business for them. It's
becoming more and more of a commodity,' Mark Shuttleworth, founder
and chief executive of Ubuntu developer Canonical, told CNET
News.com on Friday..."