Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Jul 2010 16:48 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris This morning, at the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) meeting, the following was proposed and unanimously resolved: "The OGB is keen to promote the uptake and open development of OpenSolaris and to work on behalf of the community with Oracle, as such the OGB needs Oracle to appoint a liaison by August 16, 2010, who has the the authority to talk about the future of OpenSolaris and its interaction with the OpenSolaris community otherwise the OGB will take action at the August 23 meeting to trigger the clause in the OGB charter that will return control of the community to Oracle."
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RE: Shame for great technology
by Rahul on Tue 13th Jul 2010 18:32 UTC in reply to "Shame for great technology"
Rahul
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GPL license wouldn't have mattered at all in this case. Sun didn't manage to get a diverse community of contributors for OpenSolaris and insisted on centralized copyright control. Oracle made the situation worse by not following up on promises to the OpenSolaris community and maintaining stone cold silence in response to the OpenSolaris Governance Board making them effectively useless. When a single vendor has such a strong hold on the project, copyright license is least of their worries. OGB is recognizing the fact that they have become mute powerless spectators and taking the right action.

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