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

From: Ramon F Herrera <>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 10:05:51 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On May 9, 1:58 am, Michael Schmarck <> wrote:
> bdbafh <> wrote:
> > Go check under "Certify" on for what distros are
> > and are not supported.

 > Care to provide a direct link?

He cannot. That information is classified. :-)

Now seriously: you have to be an Oracle Metalink subscriber to see the certification matrix.

Last time I checked Oracle supports 3 distribuitions, all of them in the "enterprise" category.

  • RHEL
  • Enterprise SuSE
  • Asia Linux

Oracle works directly with the folks responsible for the above distributions.
The original one was RedHat. They both (Oracle + RH) opened a development lab
to make sure that the software ran properly on Linux. Oracle gave every byte
on code -as required- back to the community.

The point is that when tey discover a bug or problem, Oracle can pick up a phone,
make 3 phone calls and yell: "fix this now!".

It turns out that they would like to make a single phone call, with the
cost savings and wall street pressures and all.

Ergo, the RH special status.

-Ramon Received on Fri May 09 2008 - 12:05:51 CDT

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