[CentOS] Oracle tries to capture CentOS users

Fri Jul 20 17:30:49 UTC 2012
Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM, John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com> wrote:
> Meanwhile, if this is linux.oracle.com, shouldn't Oracle database be
> included in the 'free version'?

No, as IBM doesn´t make DB2 GPL either. It´s the big bucks from the
fortune 500 proprietary products which pays -in part- for all the FOSS
goodness like OpenJDK, Netbeans, Virtualbox, Glassfish, MySQL, Btrfs,
InnoDB, BerkeleyDB...

If you mean, ´free as in free beer" ... I guess it´s a matter of
keeping things simple... as they try to mirror the RHEL package set...

Plus, I wouldn´t pay for Oracle DB, with all the free options
(including MySQL community edition) available on repos...

Just my $0.02...
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