Re: Oracle chief architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 17:33:04 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 7, 8:27 pm, Ramon F Herrera <> wrote:
> "One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution —
> Red Hat — and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code
> base.
> In an interview with the Linux Foundation recently, Oracle’s chief
> corporate architect said Oracle Unbreakable Linux is not a product but
> a support program and he believes that there ought to be only one
> Linux distribution — his rival’s code base."
> [...]
> -RFH
Or maybe this is a way of saying Oracle bit-off (pun) more than it chew. One way to improve relations with Red Hat is to give them credit for the OS and to provide strong support for Oracle on Linux including the Linux pieces for a fee.

IMHO -- Mark D Powell -- Received on Wed May 07 2008 - 19:33:04 CDT

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