Oracle is not buying Red Hat
Mar 24, 2009, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Why? The reasons why it didn't make sense in 2006 are still the
reasons the move makes no sense today.
"First, what could Oracle CEO Larry Ellison get from buying Red
Hat? Red Hat Linux? Duh, hello? Oracle already has RHEL (Red Hat
Enterprise Linux), except they call it Oracle Unbreakable Linux.
So, he'd want to buy the real thing because...? Let me know when
you come up with a good reason.
"It's certainly not because Oracle wants to own an entire
software stack. The Linux vendors are more than happy to work with
Oracle. Besides, Oracle is already one of the leading contributors
to the Linux kernel. Oh, and did I mention that Oracle already
distributes its own version of RHEL?"