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Re: Ellison's Elision



James Dickson wrote:
Just wait until Oracle has to give back ...What ever great patches they
write/port/innovate ultimately has to go back to the community...So
RedHat/Community gets the fruits of Larry's "labor". Larry isn't going
to like doing that for long. So it boils down to will they be good neighbors in the community???
Well, if their behavior is anything like that in the "proprietary"
world. We know what kind of street cred they have.

Actually, Oracle is "giving back". They've open sourced a cluster filesystem that is currently in the process of rolling into the standard kernel (it may already be in, haven't checked in a while). Oracle has a bunch of smart employees who will do the right thing whether Larry likes it or not.

Regards,

John



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