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Story: Larry Ellison knocks Oracle's Linux strategyTotal Replies: 7
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Apr 19, 2012
8:32 AM EDT
I just love the way the press hang on and over interpret every word of "celebrity" CEOs like Ellison.

I mean the guy is a CEO. His job is to maximise profit for Oracle. His words just reflect that reality. The trial discussed has the aim (from Ellison's viewpoint) of extracting (I use the polite word here) money from Google. So his words are used to that end. The reality of the server market is Red Hat Linux so to be a player there Ellison does what it takes i.e. copies Red Hat and offers a lower price.

To expect intellectual honesty from a CEO is naive.

Apr 20, 2012
9:54 AM EDT
To expect honesty from a CEO is naive.

There, I fixed it.

Apr 20, 2012
4:57 PM EDT
To expect honesty from a hacker...

To expect honesty from a teenager...

To expect honesty from a woman...

Just because you've never encountered an honest _____ doesn't mean they don't exist.

Apr 20, 2012
5:05 PM EDT
A list of oxymorons gus3 ? But I disagree with you on women....I find them just as honest as men - sometimes more so when we mere males are honest enough to admit it.

Apr 20, 2012
9:01 PM EDT
A CEO isn't just some obnoxious fat cat like Ellison. Little family businesses have CEOs too, like ZaReason and System76. Ellison is in an elite class, and it's one that real humans don't want to be part of.

Apr 20, 2012
9:09 PM EDT
@Ridcully, no, just pointing out the hasty generalization in Koriel's comment.

Apr 20, 2012
9:44 PM EDT
@montezuma, common now, you've got to admit that it is amusing when someone accidentally disses the very same strategy they pursuing..

Apr 20, 2012
9:45 PM EDT

Nothing hasty about it, it took 20 years of experience to reach that conclusion, either that or I have been exceptionally unlucky in my employer choices, obviously your mileage may vary, and is just one of the reasons i'm now a contractor.

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