[CentOS] Oracle UEK kernel on CentOS

Thu Jul 19 15:05:44 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 07/19/2012 09:53 AM, Keith Roberts wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Jul 2012, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> No, java is not open source.  Didn't you know that the APIs are
>>> patented.  You did see that Oracle sued Google for making a Derivative
>>> work of java, right?  Open source is open source ... this suing people
>>> for using open source to create derivative works is buillshit ...
>>> however it is standard operating procedure for Oracle.
>> So how does iced-tea fit into this picture?
> It fits in fine until Oracle decides that it wants to sue because they
> think there is some money to be made. Then APIs are patentable, GPL does
> not give patent permissions, etc.  The lawsuits will then fly.
> If Android was not wildly popular, Oracle would not have done anything
> about it.  Since it is, they want $$$.
> If they think there is $$$ for them, they will pull the same thing again
> in a heartbeat ... be it Java or MySQL or Berkley DB.  They gave up Open
> Office to the Apache Foundation because of the mass exodus of
> developers, or it would be in the same boat.  I just do not trust them.

And then there's their hardware acquisition, Sun. Tech support for
hardware is what I refer to as self-abuse. Just don't buy it.