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


From: RonB
Subject: Re: Jeff Gould: "Oracle to Red Hat: It's Not Your Father's Linux Market Anymore"
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:04:17 -0000
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On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:13:52 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:

> 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.

If the article I read is correct, Oracle's stunt seems to be more PR hype 
than anything else.

-- 
RonB
Registered Linux User #498581 
CentOS 5.5 or VectorLinux Deluxe 6.0


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