October 25, 2006
Oracle courts Ubuntu, Red Hat in denial
Database vendor Oracle may be eyeing Ubuntu as a potential partner as the company's Linux strategy continues to unfold. After acquiring open source database companies Sleepycat and Innobase earlier this year, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison revealed that the database company was interested in entering the Linux market, possibly by buying Novell. The move was seen as a response to Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss, which enabled the popular Linux distributor to provide support for a complete open source middleware stack that competes directly with Oracle's offerings.