-> Red Hat was not altogether happy about Oracle Linux, which is fair enough: some interpreted the release of Oracle Linux in 2006 as an attempt to undercut Red Hat's support revenues and cause share prices to drop.
Well great big bolshy yarblockos to Red Hat. Red Hat's support IS expensive. Don't like the competition heat? Get out the kitchen or provide demonstrably more value for the greater price.
I'm not a great fan of Oracle or Red Hat, but Red Hat is hardly the white knight in shining armour.