Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Oct 2006 00:20 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Databases "No one saw this coming. People talked about Oracle making its own Linux, or buying a Linux company (Ubuntu?). But, the news that Oracle is erasing Red Hat's trademarks from Unbreakable Linux and supporting it for less than Red Hat is a bolt from the blue. Or, perhaps, I should say that Oracle is firing a shot at the heart of Red Hat, and commercial Linux? This really, really ticks me off." Apparently, Oracle announced that they will provide full enterprise support for Linux and so it competes with RH.
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So what?
by B. Janssen on Thu 26th Oct 2006 09:56 UTC
B. Janssen
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2006-10-11

I'm glad that most of the posters here got the difference between "a Linux company" and free, open source software.

While any given company may suffer under more competition, the software itself is hardly affected, it probably even benefits. Isn't that beautiful? With FOSS, the user always benefits in the end. Thank you, RMS, for starting all this!

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