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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RE[2]: Does anybody care?
by darknexus on Tue 30th Mar 2010 01:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Does anybody care?"
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I wasn't saying they shouldn't, just putting a reality check on the situation. The majority of people use what they wish to use without even looking at the license, and it's not as though people running a home server with Solaris 10 are going to not use it because Oracle says you must have a support contract. People *should* respect the license, but my question wasn't about what people should do but rather what they will do. I'm of the opinion that Oracle is just covering their butts. I doubt they're going to go after anyone who's using Solaris 10 without a contract, but this is their way of telling you that they will not support you nor will they even listen to your support questions. If they actively wanted to lock people away, they would've implemented something in the software side because, let's face it, that's primarily what stops a lot of people who don't even read a license. It's just their way of saying you're unsupported and completely on your own.

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