Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:32 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Oracle and SUN In an interview with derStandard.at, Novell developer Michael Meeks talks mostly about Sun's lack of openness in regards to OpenOffice.org. He goes as far as stating that if Sun dropped out of OOo-development this "wouldn't be an entirely negative thing". He also goes on to talk about promoting Go-oo instead, and emphasizes the importance of breaking down the barriers between GNOME and KDE.
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RE[5]: Not news
by danieldk on Mon 28th Jul 2008 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not news"
danieldk
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Sure, but the question is: is-it truly open when you use a license incompatible with the majority of open source software which are GPLv2?


I guess you are referring to OpenSolaris? Of course, they have done it to avoid integration of Linux ZFS and DTrace in Linux. If a compatible license had been used, they would have lost two of their major selling points compared to Linux. That's competition. Sun is a company that has a responsibility to their shareholders, they can't just give away their competitive advantage.

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