Reply to post: Re: Didn't Stop Canonical

Red Hat acquires Permabit to put the squeeze on RHEL

steelpillow Silver badge

Re: Didn't Stop Canonical

Legal opinions offered to Canonical and the FSF differ. When so many of your big-money enterprise clients are also the big Oracle licensees, would you want Oracle taking you to court and arguing that the FSF disagree with you so you must be wrong? Think of the damage a little spiteful hanky-panky could do to your bottom line. Even if you were to win, it would be cheaper to play safe and buy a Plan B.

Canonical are less hooked on Big Enterprise + Oracle database than Red Hat are, so the risk to them is similarly less.

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