So, Oracle went ahead and announced support for Linux. Support for Red Hat Linux to be more precise. Instead of having their own version of Linux, it appears that Oracle is going to support RHEL better than Red Hat. Well…until Oracle decides to actually fork RHEL or the FUD brings Red Hat’s stock down low enough to be acquired.

Dave Dargo from Ingres, and ex-Oracle open source program office lead, has a very interesting take.

I can’t wait for Marc Fleury to pipe in, especially since he explained why this wouldn’t happen. But hey, it won’t be the first time Fleury et al. have tried to rewrite their past views/blog posts.

Update: Interesting reply from Red Hat about Oracle ULN here.