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

Dec 02, 2006, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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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