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[News] Oracle Explains Move Against Red Hat, Company (Co)founder Returns to Raleigh

  • Subject: [News] Oracle Explains Move Against Red Hat, Company (Co)founder Returns to Raleigh
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:26:15 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Oracle: If RHEL were free, we wouldn't compete

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| Now we find out that it's not a question of support at all, but rather that 
| Oracle simply wants Linux to be free. Why? Because that makes its overpriced 
| software seem cheaper.  
| At least Oracle is being honest now. Coekaerts' argument is cheeky, but it 
| makes strategic sense for Oracle. It just makes no financial sense for Red 
| Hat.  


Lulu.com moves into new headquarters in Raleigh

,----[ Quote ]
| Bob Young’s Lulu.com now calls a renovated building on Hillsborough Street in 
| Raleigh as home. 
| Lulu.com providers a variety of services and marketplaces for artists, 
| musicians, authors and others who want to self-publish and sell digital 
| content. The company will host a grand opening of sorts on Thursday with a 
| luncheon.   



The Real Story on Oracle Unbreakable Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| · 79% of databases that run on Linux, run Oracle
| · Over 30% of Oracle Applications are deployed on the Linux platform
| · Over 50% of recent Oracle Fusion Middleware deployments are on the Linux
|   platform


Oracle, Red Hat spar over Linux

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| Red Hat financial statements do not indicate that the company has suffered
| from Oracle's strategy. Net income for the fiscal year that ended February 29
| was $76.7 million, compared with $59.9 million in the previous year. Revenues
| were $523 million in the year that ended this February compared to $400.6
| million in the prior fiscal year.


Red Hat Q2 earnings beat Street

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| Net income for the second quarter rose to $22 million, or 10 cents a share,
| from $19.1 million, or 9 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding
| special items, earnings were 20 cents a share.

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