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

Peter Gordon wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 20:17 -0600, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
>> You mean like the Livna Project?  Fedora doesn't include any
>> [proprietary] 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.
> Ah, now I understand. (I use some of Livna's multimedia/DVD stuff.)
> Thanks. :)

Actually you had a better point the first time, Fedora is dead set
against proprietary code.  RHAT as a Large American Corporation is fine
with working with proprietary if it sends them $$$, but then the same
can be said about me.

RHAT are frightened about contributory infringement attacks just from
pointing at Livna and won't have that stuff in Extras, so no, they don't
"approve of it" in the Fedora case.

>> That being said, Oracle is a bloated pig.  I'd not use it just on
> For what it's worth, I rather like MySQL...

Oh well the choice shouldn't do any harm you'd think, but unless you
REALLY need the advantages of Oracle the pricing of MySQL is hard to
argue with.


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