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: RedHat
by orestes on Tue 30th Mar 2010 01:36 UTC in reply to "RedHat"
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Seems to be going back to approximately what Solaris was back before they offered it for free. People who really want to play with Solaris proper, be it as a hobbyist or learning system, will download it and run it unlicensed and it's doubtful Oracle will care at all much like Sun never really cared about non-commercial use back in the day.

Beyond that you're right, people more inclined to dance on the bleeding edge will probably play with OpenSolaris in the same ways that particular group uses Fedora.

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