Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 20:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Project Indiana, Sun Microsystems' Linux-like OpenSolaris effort, will begin shipping to developers before the end of October, the company announced Oct. 15 at its open-source summit press event here. The developer release will include Image Packaging System, a new package manager slated for inclusion in the next version of Solaris, but won't be back-ported to Solaris 10, the most recent version to ship, said Ian Murdock, Sun's chief operating systems platform strategist, in an address to the media. All of the technology developed under Project Indiana will be delivered through OpenSolaris going forward, he said. The full release is expected in March. More here.
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Chargable extra?
by flibble on Wed 17th Oct 2007 09:54 UTC
flibble
Member since:
2007-05-19

A package manager is great, but is Sun going to charge you for access to the repositories behind it? (as they do for non-security updates in Solaris 10)

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RE: Chargable extra?
by Weeman on Wed 17th Oct 2007 10:25 in reply to "Chargable extra?"
Weeman Member since:
2006-03-20

They're going to adapt the Ubuntu model of official and unofficial repositories. If Sun would make their repository for-pay (which they don't intend to, alone because it would be counterproductive to adoption rates), someone could just mirror their repository and host it out of their jurisdiction.

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RE: Chargable extra?
by fretinator on Wed 17th Oct 2007 14:11 in reply to "Chargable extra?"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

To be honest, I believe Sun, Canonical, Redhat, Mandriva, Suse, et al. SHOULD charge for their update service. If ever there was a way to recoup the cost of creating this excellent software, the service of providing high-speed, reliable, up-to-date, verified packages for updating your system is a service the should be charged for. I am so SICK of the get everything free (cost) mentality that pervades much of the Free (freedom) software world.

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RE[2]: Chargable extra?
by Oliver on Wed 17th Oct 2007 17:57 in reply to "RE: Chargable extra?"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

> I am so SICK of the get everything free (cost) mentality that pervades much of the Free (freedom) software world.

Another one who doesn't understand freedom or just open source at all. In dubio pro libertate.

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