[rescue] Solaris soon open source

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Jun 2 17:02:10 CDT 2004

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 02:24:50PM -0400, 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."

I highly doubt this - they might make PARTS of Solaris into open-source
or "community" projects, but there's too much encumbered code (such as
the stuff they paid a permanent license for, back in the day) in the
OS to just give out ALL the source.


bill bradford
austin texas

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