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

From: 0xdeadabe <>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 11:35:40 GMT
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On Thu, 08 May 2008 11:24:53 -0400, "Richard B. Gilbert" <> wrote:

>Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> ____/ Linonut on Thursday 08 May 2008 13:00 : \____
>>> * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:
>>>> Oracle just wants to freeload GNU/Linux _in its entirety_. When will it
>>>> actually give something back? Oh, that's right. Ellison's vocabulary is
>>>> missing the word "give".
>>> Of course! The personal competition between Gates and Ellison over who
>>> was wealthiest has been written in a number of articles and books.
>>> Here's an example of their dynamic, at least as it stood a decade ago:
>>> Such digs on Gates are now a well-rehearsed Ellison soliloquy. In
>>> keynote speeches, informal gatherings and private interviews, the
>>> Oracle chief slips easily into long rants on what he sees as Gates'
>>> quest to dominate everything Microsoft touches. One favorite Ellison
>>> refrain is that Gates wants a world of "Microsoft English."
>>> . . .
>>> Disagreeing with a point Ellison made, Gates concluded that he would
>>> "have to think about that," and abruptly hung up the phone. Over six
>>> hours later, Gates called back and said he ultimately agreed with
>>> Ellison and "continued the conversation as if nothing had even
>>> happened," Ellison said, expressing his disbelief.
>>> That Gates should spend half a day mulling over a minor point was a
>>> "revelation" to Ellison, who realized that his erstwhile friend is
>>> "a very unusual person." Moreover, Gates is "the most aggressive,
>>> the most single-minded...the most ambitious person I have ever met
>>> in my life," said Ellison, whose own personal fortune stands at
>>> about $6 billion.
>>> Again, a question: More ambitious than even Larry Ellison?
>>> "I have hobbies. I do all sorts of ridiculous things," outside of
>>> work, countered Ellison. Gates, whose "entire life is Microsoft"
>>> would never consider hobbies enjoyed by Ellison, such as sailboat
>>> racing and "reading books," said Ellison, the owner of a Machetti
>>> Italian jet fighter and the richest citizen of "The Golden State."
>>> . . .
>>> Ellison laughed when asked if he plays Churchill to Gates' Fuhrer in
>>> his own duel over who will dominate the computer industry.
>> Men with a small penis want big yachts.
>Men with a small penis are obsessed with penis size!

That sounds like youz.
<giggle> Received on Fri May 09 2008 - 06:35:40 CDT

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