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

From: Roy Schestowitz <>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 14:20:36 +0100
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____/ 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.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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