Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2007 10:29 UTC, submitted by binarycrusader
Oracle and SUN Simon Phipps of Sun has responded to the recent criticism of Sun's openness, pointing out that even releasing information that they may already have costs a lot of money. "Jonathan asked me to look into this, to ensure we're pursuing an open path across all of Sun, not simply the software group. We take all input seriously, and we can't solve all problems for all parties, but we're committed to doing our best to faithfully engage with all the communities we serve, in the same spirit as the existing Open Source Ombudsman Scheme. With the support of my team and others in the community I'll try to build a new scheme that is fair and transparent."
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RE[2]: What is openness?
by Silent_Seer on Tue 19th Jun 2007 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE: What is openness?"
Silent_Seer
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2007-04-06

I'm going to choose the second option every time because "perceived freedom" is not worth the difference in price.


Agreed. But SUN should include openess regarding documentation, as part of their needs when they evaluate their hardware partners. Why? Because that's what is expected from an OSS friendly company.

P.S. I think SUN is a great company and deserves their 'OSS supporter' badge. It's just that things take time. OSS people have every right to make complaints to get problems noticed. This will only help for the better.

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RE[3]: What is openness?
by binarycrusader on Tue 19th Jun 2007 17:06 in reply to "RE[2]: What is openness?"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Agreed. But SUN should include openess regarding documentation, as part of their needs when they evaluate their hardware partners. Why? Because that's what is expected from an OSS friendly company

I'm certain they do at this point, and Simon, by posting this, has assured us that it will be a consideration going forward.

Edited 2007-06-19 17:07

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