[rescue] Solaris soon open source
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Jun 2 14:04:46 CDT 2004
Patrick Finnegan said ...
> On Wednesday 02 June 2004 13:44, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 01:33:38PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 02 June 2004 13:24, Thomas Gallaway wrote:
> > > > Just fell over this news headline:
> > > > http://www.cooltechzone.com/reviews/itcomputing/sun_002.php
> > > >
> > > > "Sun Microsystems, one of the biggest names in the server world,
> > > > reported that the company will now make Solaris an open source
> > > > project. Sun is not sure as to when the move of making Solaris
> > > > open source will take place at this point."
> > >
> > > This seems unlikely, especially after the news story yesterday (or
> > > maybe a few days ago) where Sun said that *hardware* was going to
> > > be free in the future.
> > Sun said *HARDWARE* was going to be free...?!?
> Aparently "free with qualified software purchase."
Ummm, if the software is Open Source, I suppose they could still sell it;
Red Hat does that. Might be tough to have enough margin in it to cover
Of course, the hardware companies used to give away the OS with the
But, I have to admit I'm getting confused about what Sun is doing. So far,
they seem to have said...
Switching to Linux
Free hardware when you buy software
What I don't see in any of that is "making money." I'd like for Sun to make
money (SGI, too) so they will stay around.
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