[rescue] Solaris soon open source

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Wed Jun 2 14:36:42 CDT 2004

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 01:33:38PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> 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.  Also, Sun doesn't own all of the copyrights in Solaris; 
> there's code in there copyright by other companies (most certainly 
> including SCO) that won't want their code to be public.   So either Sun 

No, not SCO.  

Kodak, probably.  Adobe, probably.

Sun bought a full, never-bug-us-again SVR4 license back when ATT or
Novell owned the code.

They might not ship the current X server they have and the Adobe and
Kodak libraries, leaving you to compile X from source (or use Xfree)
and not have Display Postscript and the Kodak color mgmt stuff.


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