Might have something to do with emails like this one I received from Oracle:
Subject: Oracle Linux Suppor
Trust all is well.
I am the Country Account manager from Oracle Linux and Virtualisation Business Unit handling Canada. I have an understanding that you have Linux installation in your set up with your current support vendor as Red hat.
As you must be aware of the change in pricing / Support levels Red Hat recently came with the release of RHEL 6. Going forward for any new purchases/renewals Red Hat's basic support would not be available. So your support cost is bound to go high with a change in Support level from Basic to Standard with them. Also the pricing now is according to pair of sockets. So for every additional pair you would be paying even more along with any extra functionality ( clusters, management packs etc ) that you would require.
The reason why I explained the above is to compare Oracle pricing/features vis a vis Red Hat. We help our customers save cost up to 70% of what they currently pay to Red Hat. Our pricing is based on per cpu (2 or less / more than 2). Standard pricing adheres to anything more than 2 cpu's. Also Oracle's Basic Level of support is equivalent to Red Hat's best level (Premium) level of support.
If you think the above could make any business sense to you, Then I would like to welcome an opportunity for a discussion around a Value proposition on Linux Support and help you get the best pricing so that you can save on your Operating System support cost.
Let me know. Looking forward to speaking with you.