Red Hat exec: Oracle’s not an open source company

It’s been said that Oracle is now the industry’s most powerful open source vendor, but don’t tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn’t even qualify as an open source company.

When Oracle bought Sun, controller of Java, MySQL and OpenSolaris, Gartner analyst George Weiss argued
that the acquisition made Oracle “the most powerful open source vendor in the market today, bar none.”

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As distributor of the popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat takes exception to that kind of talk. Paul Cormier, president of products and technologies at Red Hat, said in a new interview that he doesn’t even consider Oracle to be an open source vendor, and argued that even Sun wasn’t as open as Red Hat.

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