Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:32 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Oracle and SUN In an interview with, Novell developer Michael Meeks talks mostly about Sun's lack of openness in regards to He goes as far as stating that if Sun dropped out of OOo-development this "wouldn't be an entirely negative thing". He also goes on to talk about promoting Go-oo instead, and emphasizes the importance of breaking down the barriers between GNOME and KDE.
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ZFS for FreeBSD, Mac OS X, etc
by Kebabbert on Tue 29th Jul 2008 08:13 UTC
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"I guess you are referring to OpenSolaris? Of course, they have done it to avoid integration of Linux ZFS and DTrace in Linux. If a compatible license had been used, they would have lost two of their major selling points compared to Linux. That's competition. Sun is a company that has a responsibility to their shareholders, they can't just give away their competitive advantage."

I dont get it, do you accuse SUN of not wanting other OS to include ZFS or DTrace? How about QNX that has incorporated DTrace? You know that Mac OS X has Dtrace and ZFS as well? As FreeBSD has ZFS? etc?

If Linux can not include them, it's not SUN's problem. Do you mean that SUN should open their crown jewels on Linus Torvalds conditions, or not open at all? Quite Linux centric view? Why this Linux centric view?

And, it is quite fun that on page two in this thread, there are links that show that NOVELL also has that copyright statement for contributing code, just as what they accuse SUN for. :o)

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