Wim could not be any more full of BS. Let's break it down, shall we?
Oracle wants to own its customers' stack from hardware to OS to app. Oracle has basically arm-twisted its customers by arbitrarily refusing to certify RHEL 6 (Red Hat turned in the certification test results MONTHS before Oracle did it). During that artificial delay, Oracle spewed FUD like a firehose. I heard over and over "RHEL's not going to be certified, you just need to go with Oracle Linux." Then the story changed to "we haven't announced any plans to certify RHEL, you need to go to Oracle Linux." When it finally was certified, Oracle did one more douchebag, middle-finger move and delayed RHEL by another 90 days after the certified Oracle Linux. So out of one side of their face, they were saying "Oh, don't worry, Oracle Linux is JUST LIKE RHEL!" but out of the other side of their face, it was "Oh, no, it's different, it's not going to be certified for 90 more days." What utter, lying scumbags! No freaking way I'd ever trust my entire enterprise stack to folks who flat out lie to their customers.
Add to that Larry's outright hypocrisy of suing SAP because SAP was using Oracle's documentation at the same time that Oracle ripped off Red Hat's docs. Douche. Bag.
It's a freaking joke that Oracle is playing the "low price" card. Puh-lease. What happens to prices once customers get so locked into Oracle's proprietary hacks to Oracle Linux that they can't leave? I'll tell you - customers are going to get bent over the table and... well, you know. And Larry will be laughing his way to the bank afterwards.
I've yet to talk to anyone who has tried to use Oracle's Linux support and even had a marginal experience - they've all been terrible. Every single one.
Ask your Oracle rep what the Oracle Linux future looks like. They can only answer "I dunno, ask Red Hat." Who in their right mind is going to run their enterprise on a rip-off OS with practically zero innovation, R&D, community relationships, etc. Oracle Linux is a giant, douchebag of fail.