Linked by brynet on Thu 15th Jul 2010 16:55 UTC
QNX As of April 2010, a silent change was made on Foundry27, users with a myQNX account could no longer checkout/update their copies of the QNX SVN repositories and a vague Wiki page was created "detailing" some licencing clarifications.
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RE[3]: The Obvious:
by acobar on Fri 16th Jul 2010 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The Obvious:"
acobar
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2005-11-15


OpenSolaris IS licence under a proper open source licence. It can be forked at any time. Just because the licence isn't Linux compatible, it doesn't mean it isn't true open source (as evident by the fact that FreeBSD has been able to implement ZFS)


The problem is that making it specifically incompatible with GPL they also closed the door to easy drivers port, and that bites big back as drivers are really a hard part to develop as the multitude of hardware to support keeps growing and, besides Microsoft and the Linux community, no other project seems to be able to keep up with the current pace. If Sun wanted to really make OpenSolaris popular, their decision about its license would be considered a mistake.

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