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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Theo... and hardware
by gonzopancho on Thu 21st Jun 2007 02:30 UTC
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Yes, Theo's rants are still entertaining, but honestly, they are distracting, too.

On the hardware front, remember that Sun sometimes *makes* support chips, and these may have IP (in the form of licensed cell libraries) which implement certain controllers, etc.

It is these that are likely the source of the issue about not being able to document the functionality.

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