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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 16:04:18 -0000
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On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:19:01 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:

> RJack <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> On 10/20/2010 1:41 PM, RonB wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 13:20:55 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ellison is changing the rules of the Linux game
>>>
>>> And let the hyperbole begin!
>>>
>>>
>> Hmmm... I originally predicted that IBM would co-opt Linux. Looks like
>> Oracle forked it first. Ellison and company know that the GPL isn't
>> worth the paper it gets printed on.
> 
> If that were so, default copyright would set in.  And that does not
> allow copying and redistribution.  So Ellison and company will certainly
> be smarter than to throw away the paper the GPL gets printed on.
> 
>> They couldn't give a rats ass less about the Free Software movement.
> 
> They do care about their bottom line, and the lawmakers have a tendency
> to make breaking the laws expensive, as they don't fancy being ignored.

As mentioned before, I don't think this is any kind of fork. Just blowhard 
Ellison trying to get market share that he hasn't been able to get before.

-- 
RonB
Registered Linux User #498581 
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