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: Does anybody care?
by jptros on Tue 30th Mar 2010 16:36 UTC in reply to "Does anybody care?"
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If you care at all about applying security patches without a contract is does indeed matter. Less important, but it also states that if your support contract expires that you are to remove any patches that you have installed. I personally think it sucks they have removed access to security updates for people with no support contract but they must be insane if they think people with a functioning solaris system are going to up and remove patches from the system because they let their support contract lapse... I mean give me a break. Cut off access to patches? Sure. Uninstall the patches on a production system because we didn't renew our support contract... yeah sure.

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