Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:04 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Hot on the heals of Oracle's revamp of Solaris support, the licensing agreement for free downloads of Solaris 10 have changed. Here is the bit in question: "...Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software". So far the OpenSolaris license has not changed, it's still CDDL."
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RE: Not a big worry
by pgeorgi on Mon 29th Mar 2010 18:12 UTC in reply to "Not a big worry"
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But we all know Solaris shines in the server environment, and that is the place where service contracts make a lot more sense so I think this won't really change too much.

I know more than enough small/medium business deployments of servers without support contract from the OS vendor. Some local company cares for all IT matters, billed by the hour - it's cheaper that way.
Once such a company grows beyond a certain size, it usually moves to big vendor support contracts.

Those small businesses will be pure linux (well, and windows) territory again.

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