Linked by David Adams on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:44 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin has said it is time for Solaris to simply move out of the way and yield the future to Linux. 'The future is Linux and Microsoft Windows. It is not Unix or Solaris,' he claims, contending that Sun's strength in long-lifecycle apps is giving way to Linux, as evidenced by the rise of Web apps, where Linux holds a decided advantage, Zemlin claims. With capabilities such as ZFS and DTrace, Sun is trying to compete based on minor features, he says. 'That's literally like noticing the view from a third-story building as it burns to the ground.'
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by irbis on Thu 25th Sep 2008 00:21 UTC
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As those comments come from the Linux Foundation Executive Director, they could be seen as the official statement of the Linux Foundation. Not very diplomatic, especially as he is talking about Unix in general too.

That kind of talk may be doing more harm than good to the reputation of Linux as a project that is not based on aggressive business competition only.

But as the core of the Linux Foundation is a consortium of large companies with revenue models that include Linux, maybe it is not such big surprise to hear such aggressive business talk against their competitors from them...

It would be harder to imagine someone, like, say, the Debian Project Leader, from the larger and also (still) not-for-profit Linux & open-source community, to claim something like that.

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