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[3]: Remember
by Valhalla on Thu 19th Mar 2009 07:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Remember"
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Well, Danese Cooper who wrote the CDDL stated on debconf that the solaris kernel engineers had requested that the opensolaris licence be gpl incompatible. This was later disputed by Simon Phipps from sun, however he did not dispute it at the debconf (where he was present).

And I think it makes perfect sense for Sun to release key technology under a licence which means Linux can't snap it up and compete with them using their own technology. I really can't blame Sun, from a business perspective (and they are a business) I would have done the exact same thing.

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