Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:21 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Well, Oracle went from one of those big enterprise-serving companies most of us don't deal with to one of the more hated companies in our little community. Not only did they just sue Google over Android and its use of Java-related technologies, they also just officially killed off OpenSolaris. Solaris will still be open source, but source code will only come after each major release - development will happen behind closed doors.
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by WarpKat on Sun 15th Aug 2010 01:54 UTC
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Who is this OpenSolaris you speak of?

Seriously - the OS itself can die a slow death and all the brouhaha over its demise won't affect the majority of users who can simply move their stuff over to a Linux or BSD platform.

What WILL affect ME as a developer to a great deal, and something I've been kinda watching out of the corner of my eye, is the MySQL development. For me, that has MORE of an impact on my projects than does the underlying OS it runs on.

I can't speak for anybody else, but yes, the status of MySQL does spark a concerning interest here.

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