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Oracle respins Red Hat (sort of)...

On 10/31/06 15:48, Christoph Doerbeck wrote:
> I just searched the BLU archives and didn't spot any threads on the
> Oracle announcement.  I am curious to here what opinions you folks have.
> What motivated Larry E. to make such a move?

RedHat pissed-off Oracle, by moving into Oracle's enterprise space, with the acquisition of JBoss.  So, Oracle smacks RedHat upside the head by undercutting some of RedHat's core profit center, namely larger enterprise support contracts, specifically those that are using Oracle.

> Do you think they can succeed at delivering a long term Linux solution?

I don't think that is Oracle's goal.  I think that Oracle wants to acquire all those juicy support contracts referenced above, and that Oracle will get them.  The rest of RedHat's support space, those that don't use Oracle, is relatively safe.

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