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Re: Jeff Gould: "Oracle to Red Hat: It's Not Your Father's Linux Market


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Jeff Gould: "Oracle to Red Hat: It's Not Your Father's Linux Market Anymore"
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:04:16 -0000
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> JEDIDIAH <address@hidden> writes:
>>    Painting a big fat "sue me" sign is probably not the brightest thing
>> you can do here.
>
> Hmm, well Ellison's more famous for arrogance and greed than good sense...

The FSF will not be overly interested in suing Oracle: Oracle has deep
pockets, and a judicial resolution would drag on for years and years.
And somebody like a minor copyright holder in kernel parts would be in a
position with worse leverage.  It would be bad press for Oracle,
however, but that kind of thing does not really appear to faze Ellison
all too much, judging from recent examples.

Note that this is just extempore: I have not actually looked at what
objectionable actions regarding GNU/Linux Oracle might be choosing to
dabble with.

-- 
David Kastrup


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