Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Is Oracle Linux a CentOS knockoff?

Filed under
Linux

When Oracle announced recently that it was supporting its own Unbreakable Linux based on Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), everyone assumed that, well, it was based on RHEL. That may not be the case.

A system integrator I know who looked at it thought that the new Oracle Linux looked much more like CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) than RHEL. It turns out he may be right.

In a recent Linux Planet story, Jacqueline Emigh, reports that CentOS's own developers have found that "there is evidence that in places Oracle is a rebuild of CentOS, rather than of Red Hat -- again as they are entitled [to] under the GPL. [But] it would be polite for Oracle to acknowledge the fact that they are derived from CentOS and make a donation to the project."

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that donation, though, if I were those developers.

Full Story.

Oracle plots for Linux world domination

Many people say Oracle wants to take over the world. Oracle World 2006 marked a significant step closer to that red vision with the announcement of Oracle Linux in all but name.

Full Story.

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Compact IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on Quark

Advantech is prepping an Intel Quark based IoT gateway that runs Yocto Linux and offers PoE support. mini-PCIe expansion, and web-based device management. Read more

Review: Linux Mint 17.2 Release is Refreshed and Faster

Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE was launched last week and, as usual, I installed it on my machines to see how this distro is progressing. I found a refreshed, faster and more feature-rich distro that's well worth trying. Read more

Samsung to train India’s Telangana youth in Tizen Tech

As part of the spread of Tizen education in India, Samsung will train the youth of the Telangana Academy on innovative digital technologies based on the Tizen operating system. Read more

Jolla cuts hardware biz loose to concentrate on Sailfish licensing

Hardware and software outfit Jolla is to give up making hardware, with that part of the business set to be taken on by a new, yet-to-be-announced company, with Jolla then concentrating on its Sailfish OS. Read more