[rescue] Announcement from Sun

Wes Will wwill at siu.edu
Wed Jan 26 07:42:02 CST 2005

I received this in my daily bag-o'-spam.  Thought y'all might be interested:

Solaris source code will be available under the OSI-approved CDDL 
Open for business at www.OpenSolaris.org 

Today, Sun announced that the source code for the Solaris Operating
System--the most advanced operating system in the industry--will be made
available through its OpenSolaris program. This milestone opens significant
new opportunities for developers, customers, and partners. Open source
Solaris means that the world will have full, free of cost access to the
Solaris source code. Sun believes that the open source model is the right
one because it benefits our customers. Open source means that our partners
and customers will be able to more easily customize Solaris to fit their
needs. It means developers ouside of Sun will be able to collaborate with
our Solaris developers at Sun to make this great operating system even better.

Highlights of the announcement include:
* Sun will release the code under the newly OSI-approved Common Development
and Distribution License (CDDL), based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL) 
* Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) code - which changes the way you
performance tune, debug, capacity plan, or simply understand your systems -
is available now on http://www.OpenSolaris.org 
* Sun will form an advisory board consisting of two members from Sun, two
members from the OpenSolaris pilot program, and one member from the broader
open source community 

Find out more...
Read the entire press release: http://www.sun.com/news
Preview the Web site: http://www.opensolaris.org

If you have any questions or feedback, please send a message to
cddl_announce at sun.com.

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