Oracle move a worry for Red Hat

Don't call it Oracle Linux! The database vendor won't be packaging its own distribution of the open source OS, but Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced at Oracle OpenWorld this afternoon that his company will be offering full support for Linux under a new "Unbreakable Linux" campaign.

Oracle has offered comprehensive support for customers who run Oracle databases on Linux in the past, but the new program is something more. According to Ellison, customers will now be able to receive all their patches, security fixes, and backports for RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) releases 3 and 4 directly from Oracle. In addition, Oracle will offer its Linux support customers full indemnification from intellectual property lawsuits, like the ones filed by SCO.