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Oracle is not buying Red Hat

Mar 24, 2009, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"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?"

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