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Re: Ellison's Elision

On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 23:25 +0100, Andy Green wrote:
> '' I'm here at Oracle "Open" World, and am a bit shocked by what I'm 
> seeing. Oracle, longtime partner to Red Hat, is rolling out the next 
> phase of its Unbreakable Linux program, designed to kill Red Hat and 
> Novell. With partners like Oracle, who needs competitors?
> Now, Oracle will say that it's offering a level of support unmatched by 
> Red Hat, and it will also say that it's not designed to kill Red Hat. 
> But when you roll out an equivalent or better offering at 40% of the 
> cost...that's not a partner-y thing to do.
> ...''

When I worked at RedHat, we had a team of Oracle people there working on
some of the first ports of Oracle to Linux. We used it in support and it
sucked. It was the slowest most clunky piece of malware I had ever seen.
I did more with PC-File, shareware written for DOS. With MySQL out
there, it's a wonder he's still afloat. As Roseanne Roseannadanna would
say, "It just goes to show."  

> However... if I had to choose between giving Oracle or Redhat money, my 
> thoughts turn to the great benefits I have had from RHAT on Fedora 
> compared to some bloke boasting about the size of his yacht.

I'm with you, Andy... I personally don't own Larry Ellison squat. It's
only a matter of time and a dearth of Government Contracts for his whole
yacht to flip keel side up and flounder. I'd open the damn petcocks
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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