Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE: Remember
by Laurence on Wed 18th Mar 2009 14:43 UTC in reply to "Remember"
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That Solaris is open source. It can not be killed, that is a good point of being open source. The open source community will continue development. And probably Solaris will be GPL so Linux can incorporate ZFS.

OpenSolaris is open source but Solaris isn't (or at least not in it's entirety)

Also, re-licensing (Open)Solaris as GPL would necessarily mean ZFS would become GPL too. Remember, one of the reasons ZFS's license was chosen was because it was incompatible with GPL.
Maybe IBM might back-track that, but I very much doubt it. ZFS is a sizable weapon to have in your arsenal if you're trying to push (Open)Solaris over Linux.

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