It's not about Oracle
Posted Mar 4, 2011 22:11 UTC (Fri) by wzzrd
Parent article: Commitment to Open (Red Hat News)
...directly approach our customers offering to support RHEL
The way I read that, it's not about Oracle at all. It's about unnamed others (IT support shops operating at a national level?) contacting Red Hat's customers and offering direct support on RHEL itself, not a derivative.
This makes sense: Oracle is way too big to take on directly and has a more than enough bright people to support the kernel package, with or without separate patches. IT support shops providing support directly on RHEL eat away at Red Hat's main cash cow and - contrary to Larry's boys - the IT support shops might have a hard(er) time with the pre-patched tarball.
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