Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:44 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A Computerworld blog speculates that the open-source Unix distribution may live on, but Oracle won't be supporting it. At this point, "OpenSolaris' only real future is as a fork, which would not be easy to pull off. Still, with enough interest from developers it could be done. OpenSolaris is licensed under the GPLv3 CDDL and various other OSS licenses, so the base code is available."
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RE[2]: Huh?
by vivainio on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
vivainio
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As for forking? Why the hell not? It's been done before. There are plenty of OpenSolaris forks (Nexenta, SchillIX, Belenix etc.)


Did they really fork it, or just aggregate it differently?

Opensolaris can only really be forked by former sun/oracle employees. One could guess that they could as well use their time on Linux, instead of a company that kicked them out / they themselves chose to leave at some stage?

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