Eddy Nigg writes: "At about the same time of the friendship announcement by Novell and Microsoft, Oracle announced its Unbreakable Linux, a distribution build from Red Hat source code. This move was not less surprising to the Linux folks and left many scratching their heads. It seemed that there was a longstanding partnership between this two companies and somehow it didn't made sense, that Oracle wanted to compete with Red Hat — by using the source code distributed by Red Hat of all things.
Now with the SCO vs. Novell case coming to a close and with the continued threats spewed by Microsoft about patent violations against the Linux community after the Novell deal, I'm left wondering if it can be, that Red Hat and its partners got wind of the emerging deal between Novell and Microsoft? Can it be, that Oracle scrambled to Red Hat's help, by producing effectively the same product?"