CIQ, Oracle and SUSE create Open Enterprise Linux Association

CIQ, Oracle and SUSE today announced their intent to form the Open Enterprise Linux Association (OpenELA), a collaborative trade association to encourage the development of distributions compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) by providing open and free Enterprise Linux (EL) source code.

The formation of OpenELA arises from Red Hat’s recent changes to RHEL source code availability. In response, CIQ, Oracle and SUSE are collaborating to deliver source code, tools and systems through OpenELA for the community.

Good initiative, except for the involvement of Oracle. I understand why they are part of this endeavour, but I see Oracle as entirely antithetical to open source and everything it stands for, so seeing them weasel their way into this debate pretending to be a good guy feels unpleasant.


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