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[5]: Yeah
by flanque on Tue 19th Jun 2007 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yeah"
flanque
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2005-12-15

Yes, but as I understand the situation it cannot be included in the Linux kernel due to licensing.

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RE[6]: Yeah
by dagw on Tue 19th Jun 2007 23:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Yeah"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Code from the Linux kernel cannot be freely ported to the FreeBSD kernel. Does this make Linux not open to you?

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RE[7]: Yeah
by flanque on Tue 19th Jun 2007 23:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Yeah"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I'm talking about including ZFS in the kernel.

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RE[6]: Yeah
by binarycrusader on Wed 20th Jun 2007 00:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Yeah"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but as I understand the situation it cannot be included in the Linux kernel due to licensing.


By that logic, the Linux kernel cannot be "freely ported and modified" since the FreeBSD project cannot use it due to the GPL license within their kernel.

Its all a matter of perspective.

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