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Re: [OT] Re: Free Oracle database now on general release



On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 20:17:18 -0600,
  "Christofer C. Bell" <christofer c bell gmail com> wrote:
> 
> You mean like the Livna Project?  Fedora doesn't include any
> proprietray software in the main distribution, but you're going to
> look silly saying that the community (and especially Red Hat, Inc.)
> doesn't approve of the use of proprietary software on their operating
> systems.

The stuff I get from Livna isn't propietary. The stuff is patented which
causes problems for distribution in the US.

> That being said, Oracle is a bloated pig.  I'd not use it just on
> those grounds (I have to support a number of Oracle systems at work as
> it is).  Feh.

Unless you are specifically trying to learn Oracle, Postgres is a better
option.


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