This is the second post I've seen by an Oracle employee who doesn't "get it". The other on was on another forum. He was asked essentially the same question: "why not Oracle Linux? Especially now that errata are free to download?".
Look, I thought it was obvious, but ... open source isn't about money, and in particular isn't about "free" as it was used above. It's about trust. It is about everybody trusting to contribute to a shared commons.
You can not pull stunts like Oracle did with Open Office, or the events that ended up with the Apache Foundation resigning from the JCP Executive Committee, or Oracle suing Google over software patents, or even Oracle insisting API's are copyrighted and keep that trust thing. After all we have an understanding that no one involved in open source sues each over patents (hint: it's written into the GPLv3 and the EPL), and the commercial GPL ecosystem are built on the fact that you can't copyright API's, just the code you link to.
We know what built our movement. It wasn't money. It's not even about money. We are happy with the likes of RedHat, Ubuntu and Crossover charging us to for their products. It's about trust. And if Oracle wants to sell us open source products then that's fine, but first they have to earn our trust. Right now they seem hell bent on destroying it. Unlike Oracle we all know that once trust is lost, so is the community that is built upon it.