my favorite part

Story: Red Hat CEO suggests Oracle is feeling the pressureTotal Replies: 0
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Apr 25, 2006
11:33 AM EDT
"Ellison also went on to explain that the open-source model would make the acquisition of Novell or Red Hat unlikely - "We buy Novell, IBM says thanks very much, takes the source code and boom, there goes all our money down the drain on day one," he said - but while Novell has not responded directly to speculation about an acquisition, the company is clearly interested in making the most of any rift between Oracle and its rival."

this statement speaks volumes at what open source does. it levels the playing field and all the proprietary little rich boys companies do not like that. it is the customer calling the shots not them and they hate it.

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