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[3]: Shame for great technology
by Rahul on Tue 13th Jul 2010 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Shame for great technology"
Rahul
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You are asserting that if OpenSolaris was released under GPL by Sun, it would have automatically gained a diverse community but that fails in the face of reality. Take a look at MySQL which is a project under the GPL license managed by Sun which had similar issues around lack of community and worries about control of Oracle during the Sun acquisition. License alone does not guarantee any community at all. It might have helped or hindered. One cannot say for sure especially since Sun had to mix proprietary code it had licensed from third party folks in OpenSolaris which has yet to be replaced.

Debian's reading of CDDL is considered incorrect by FSF which considers certain components to fall under the system exception of GPL and hence not incompatible for the purposes of a port. So that is not a compelling example of a problem.

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