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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RE: Linux Foundation
by sbergman27 on Thu 25th Sep 2008 00:34 UTC in reply to "Linux Foundation"
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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.

As a Linux advocate, I am appalled by his statements. This is the time for the POSIX world to stand together, not throw rocks at each other. Who gets the next rock? FreeBSD?

Besides that, what he says is either true or it is not. If it is not true, it should not be said. If it is true, it does not *need* to be said.

Shame on him.

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