Re: EXTERNAL: OT: Linux vendor survey results

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:31:38 -0500
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If that's accurate, that's an extremely hostile statement on the part of Oracle. Linux is open source, and in general, other than some video drivers that are still a sensitive subject, kernel modules are not closed source. For Oracle to take all of the work that Red Hat put into building RHEL, copy all of the bits they *did not* make closed source, and then reimplement just the pieces they choose and call it proprietary is very troubling.


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Don Seiler <> wrote:

> I can also say that OEL/UEK contains some fixes that aren't available in
> RHEL. In my case it was that Oracle UEK had a complete re-write of the OFA
> module (open fabric). The RHEL version of this module causes DirectNFS to
> choke on Infiniband. Oracle is not sharing their re-write back to RH since
> they say it's proprietary. However we're still on RHEL so we had to abandon
> our Infiniband plans.
> Don.

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