Red Hat Dismisses Threat Posed by Oracle and Microsoft

Red Hat Inc's executive vice president of worldwide sales, Alex Pinchev, has dismissed the impact that Oracle Corp's entry into the Linux support business could have on Red Hat, insisting Oracle does not really know what it is doing.

Pinchev also described Microsoft Corp's recent interoperability and patent peace deal with Novell Inc as a "non-event" and dismissed the suggestion that Linux users are at risk of a patent infringement lawsuit from Redmond.

"They rolled out something that they don't understand," Pinchev told ComputerWire of Oracle’s announcement. "He [Oracle chief executive, Larry Ellison] tried to announce that Oracle is supporting Red Hat Linux, what he really announced is Oracle forking Red Hat Linux."

Red Hat Dismisses Threat Posed by Oracle and Microsoft.