[CentOS] Oracle tries to capture CentOS users

Fri Jul 20 19:20:13 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Craig White <craig.white at ttiltd.com> wrote:

>Oracle really doesn't care whether users install their OUL... they want to sell SLA's which they sell cheaper than Red Hat which has caused a rather sucky side effect which makes it more difficult to produce customized kernels which would never have happened had Oracle not chosen to ride the coattails of Red Hat and undercut the pricing (just another reason that some dislike Oracle).

Yes, but the real sucky thing here was when Red Hat cut off the
community that contributed the fixes to their buggy initial versions
from getting free binaries of the results that became RHEL.  If Oracle
- or anyone else - can steal their support customers by providing free
access to usable binaries, well, they brought it on themselves.  And
they still could rectify that mistake if they wanted...

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com