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[6]: What is openness?
by phoehne on Tue 19th Jun 2007 21:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What is openness?"
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Actually, I do have a very modest 500 shares of Sun and am purchasing hardware for my business through their startup essentials program. I really like the turn Sun has made to open source. I am already paying a premium for some equipment through Sun, and the startup essentials discount brings it more in line with the rest of the market. (Their SATA drives are not cheap - almost $1 per Gig.)

One requirement I had for the platform we settled on (Solaris) is open source. I looked at FreeBSD and I already had a fair grounding in Linux. If Solaris were not open source, it would not be on the table. Part of the reason is we expect to host some of our contracting customer sites in house. ZFS and Zones are a large part of what drew us to Solaris, but it would have been a non-starter under closed source.

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RE[7]: What is openness?
by binarycrusader on Tue 19th Jun 2007 22:02 in reply to "RE[6]: What is openness?"
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Good for you, but as I said, it is a matter of perspective.

There are more things to consider than perceived freedoms when choosing the right solution.

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