The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin
Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems.
"Its no surprise that the executive director of the Linux Foundation would see good news for Linux in the unexpected announcement this morning of Oracles acquisition of Sun Microsystems, but I do feel it necessary to shed some light on how it may or may not affect Linux.
- Oracle is strategically aligned with Linux: Oracle is a Linux distributor, and all its products are developed and run on Linux. As Edward Screven, chief architect of Oracle, said in a keynote at our Collaboration Summit two weeks ago, entering the Linux market was the right choice for Oracle. They are also a major user: Oracles entire enterprise runs on Linux, and they are major contributors to the Linux kernel among other Linux projects.
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