Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:04 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Hot on the heals of Oracle's revamp of Solaris support, the licensing agreement for free downloads of Solaris 10 have changed. Here is the bit in question: "...Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software". So far the OpenSolaris license has not changed, it's still CDDL."
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by mdoverkil on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:20 UTC
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Oracle is probably going the Red Hat model. OpenSolaris will be Oracle's Fedora

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RE: RedHat
by OSNevvs on Mon 29th Mar 2010 19:38 in reply to "RedHat"
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In other news....

"Get your free 30-day MySQL trial"


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by kallisti5 on Mon 29th Mar 2010 20:06 in reply to "RE: RedHat"
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If MySQL turned commercial there would be a "OurSQL" fork pretty rapidly... Theres a cool naming scheme for ya.

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by poundsmack on Mon 29th Mar 2010 20:38 in reply to "RedHat"
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ya, thats their plan. the reality of it is that its not a big deal, the tech geek users were already using open solaris on not solaris 10. ultimatly oracle will do good by solaris, but they have a tough road ahead of them making all of sun's projects work within a healthy business model creating structure for the development of sun's software.

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by orestes on Tue 30th Mar 2010 01:36 in reply to "RedHat"
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Seems to be going back to approximately what Solaris was back before they offered it for free. People who really want to play with Solaris proper, be it as a hobbyist or learning system, will download it and run it unlicensed and it's doubtful Oracle will care at all much like Sun never really cared about non-commercial use back in the day.

Beyond that you're right, people more inclined to dance on the bleeding edge will probably play with OpenSolaris in the same ways that particular group uses Fedora.

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