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 AndrewZ on Tue 13th Jul 2010 19:31 UTC in reply to "Shame for great technology"
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Sun dug a hole where OpenSolaris will be buried. It is called CDDL. GPL hate and incompatibility destroyed another great technology. When will people learn that GPL is only license which makes your open source project immune to hostile takeover?

This kind of crazy hippie talk makes baby unicorns cry. It's nonsense really.

The fact is that Open Solaris was an corporate experiment that failed. Open sourcing Solaris failed to create enough paying users to make it worth the effort. it did not even appreciably increase market share. These are probably concepts that you are not familiar with: profits and market share. Look them up on wiki. If Solaris was open sourced with GPL3 (God forbid even the idea!) it would not have changed history.

Oracle is now taking a much less tolerant attitude. All these unprofitable Sun projects will now come to an end. They serve no purpose for Larry Ellison's shareholders. Open Solaris will now be rolled up with little fanfare. That is all. Good day.

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