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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Linux Foundation's Zemlin Declares Solaris All But Dead
posted by David Adams on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:44 UTC, submitted by snydeq
IconLinux 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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Unix was developped in 1969, in 1977 begin a fork of Unix called BSD and developped to the University of California, Berkeley, after legal problems with AT&T any parts was changed and when BSD for long time a company used BSD for its own workstations: Sun Microsystems. At that time others forks of BSD was developped: FreeBSD, After the Flame between Andrew Tanebaum & Linus Torvalds Benedict about MINIX, another kernel was developped: linux in 1985 to the CMU Carnegie Mellon University another microkernel was developped: MACH, the mantainer of MACH was the University of Utah till 1994, between 1985 and 1994, another team of developers asked to the CMU to work over the Microkernel MACH:

Thomas Bushnell & Richard Matthew Stallman, they were interested to create a free software operating system with the Microkernel MACH and HURD as Servers Processes
but the time to wait the changin of license and solving problems of bugs which derivates from communications between one message and the other and one opening that generate a deamon and splits as in fork and closing of another process creates problems, so in 1991 arrived linux kernel. In 1992 if i remember well Steven Jobs ceo Apple Cupertino.Inc take the distance from John Sculley President of Apple Cupertino.Inc and decided to create the Next.Inc At this period Steven Jobs dedicate himself to develop the NextStep an OO called too: Object Oriented which was over the Microkernel Mach, and the Microkernel Mach was available needed to develop a GUI, when John Sculley decided to give in licenses the ROM of Apple 1995, because Apple have had problems with stock opinion that was too much low, when turned back in 1997 Steven Jobs in Apple Cupertino.Inc
removed all the branches of company that have not sense and used the Microkernel Mach + GUI developped in C++ to obtain NextStep and called that Mac Os X, but Mac Os x is not a Microkernel, is the Microkernel Mach + BSD that generate and hybrid Kernel on which there is JAVA http://sun.com , COCOA, QUARTZ, CARBON, QT LIBRARIES http://trolltech.com , OPENGL http://sgi.com Hard Drives Apple are UNIX SVR4 as Sun Microsystem as in System V the firmware openfirmware is developped by Sun Microsystems for many companies too IBM. Apple Cupertino.Inc and Sun Microsystems worked to the develop of OpenStep that on Solaris we know with the old GUI Common Desktop Environement (CDE). OpenStep was used too from Microsoft for Windows NT. In these last years was developped OpenSolaris, then GNU/solaris, but GNU/solaris is not totally free software because there are not the sources codes of kernel and many others packages. Sun developped OpenSolaris without distribute the sources codes of: vi: gimp, gnome... the licenses GPL compatibles are on: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#SoftwareLicenses

at the same time i can say that if i want i can use too GNU/KFreeBSD, GNU/NetBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD because the license of FreeBSD is now compatible with the GNU General Public License:


FreeBSD license

This is the original BSD license with the advertising clause and another clause removed. (It is also sometimes called the “2-clause BSD license”.) It is a simple, permissive non-copyleft free software license, compatible with the GNU GPL

If you want a simple, permissive non-copyleft free software license, the FreeBSD license is a reasonable choice. However, please don't call it a “BSD” or “BSD-style” license, because that is likely to cause confusion which could lead to use of the flawed original BSD license.

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