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: Will OpenSolaris survive?
by jamesd on Thu 19th Mar 2009 20:49 UTC in reply to "Will OpenSolaris survive?"
jamesd
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That is a nice dream world, IBM has only been drawn into the opensource movement kicking and screaming. IBM got into linux because some Opensource guys were porting Linux to zSystem hardware and to save face(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_on_zSeries history section), IBM did there own port and assisted the other two. IBM has donated some tidbits to the Linux word, and Apache, but IBM is nearly 50 year old software company and besides those two gifts and some press releases, its hard to prove they like OpenSource.

AIX, DB2 are both fairly stagnant a new version every decade and a few opensource packages are ported to AIX as demanded by paying customers.

IBM wants sun for its customers and Patents and some IP, IBM is not about opensource. Under IBM's loving hands all the opensource progress Sun has made will wither away. see my Blog http://uadmin.blogspot.com for more info.

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