[rescue] Ultra 5 OS

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Apr 19 10:15:00 CDT 2010

On 04/16/10 12:39, nate at portents.com wrote:
> InfoWorld reported that the old license was ammended with this:
> http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/license-change-leaves-sun-solaris-users-crossroads-858?page=0,0
> "Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is
> limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for
> the downloaded Software."

I've been talking about this with a friend at Sun^WOracle.  He said that
trying to figure out the license terms made his head spin, but that as
far as he can figure out, at least up to Solaris 10 u8 release, a free
hobbyist "entitlement" still exists, but good luck getting any patches
at all without a paid support contract.  This is probably as definitive
as it's going to get short of asking to Oracle's legal department
directly - which I've a mind to do.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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