Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:22 UTC, submitted by historyb
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The OpenSolaris governing board fell on its collective sword Monday and resigned en masse after Oracle continued to ignore its ultimatum to appoint a liaison guy to work with it on the future of the open source project. The move was anticlimactic to say the least. Oracle last week leaked an internal e-mail into the wild effectively saying OpenSolaris is dead. The news of the mass resignation, coupled with Oracle suing Google claiming Android infringes on its Java patents, had Adobe's director of open source and standards David McAllister casting Oracle as the New Microsoft and saying "the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so".
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I'm an OpenSolaris user
by dukes on Fri 27th Aug 2010 02:02 UTC
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What's wrong with waiting later this year for Solaris 11 Express and using it? It'll come with optional support which should be cheap like around $20. Unless I'm missing something.

I get the openness will be done away with but isn't it going to be better?

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