With friends like these.... (InfoWorld)
Posted Oct 26, 2006 1:37 UTC (Thu) by nselby
Parent article: With friends like these.... (InfoWorld)
We posted two blog entries about this on our blog, The 451 Group's CAOS blog:
Here's Mark Shuttleworth talking to The 451 Group on the subject or Oracle-RHEL this evening, after the announcement:
"It's a very interesting move by Oracle, and sends exactly the 'services based' message I would expect them to want to send. On the one hand this is a hell of a shot across Red Hat's bows, on the other, it further entrenches Red Hat's position at the centre of the Linux-for-the-enterprise game.
"I think we can expect Oracle to get frustrated with supporting someone else's codebase. If it takes off from a business perspective, then fine, but I really doubt that large numbers of people will switch from Red Hat to Oracle as a provider of support for Red Hat."
Read more at The 451 Group's CAOS blog - also the posting from earlier in the day entitled, Shuttleworth: No Oracle Deal
Today. (but stay tuned)
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