Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Jul 2010 16:48 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris This morning, at the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) meeting, the following was proposed and unanimously resolved: "The OGB is keen to promote the uptake and open development of OpenSolaris and to work on behalf of the community with Oracle, as such the OGB needs Oracle to appoint a liaison by August 16, 2010, who has the the authority to talk about the future of OpenSolaris and its interaction with the OpenSolaris community otherwise the OGB will take action at the August 23 meeting to trigger the clause in the OGB charter that will return control of the community to Oracle."
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So to summarize
by darknexus on Tue 13th Jul 2010 18:51 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

We need an Oracle person to tell us what to do, else we're going to give Oracle complete control of the project? Am I interpreting that right? Because if I am, I must say, I don't understand the logic behind it. Seems to me, given an ultimatum like that, best thing for Oracle is to just do nothing.

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RE: So to summarize
by Rahul on Tue 13th Jul 2010 19:10 in reply to "So to summarize"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Oracle already has effectively complete control over the project. Dissolution of the OGB would just make the control more publicly visible.

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RE[2]: So to summarize
by darknexus on Tue 13th Jul 2010 20:50 in reply to "RE: So to summarize"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Oracle already has effectively complete control over the project. Dissolution of the OGB would just make the control more publicly visible.

Yes, I know, so what's the point of the OGB's ultimatum? Do nothing, Oracle wins. Appoint an Oracle boss, Oracle wins. Why the complicated dance around the issue?

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RE: So to summarize
by jessesmith on Tue 13th Jul 2010 19:27 in reply to "So to summarize"
jessesmith Member since:
2010-03-11

I think they are basically saying that is Oracle won't deal with them, then the board will fold and oracle will be given responsibility for the OpenSolaris project.

Right now, Oracle can hide behind the group and wash their hands of it. With the board dissolved Oracle can't put it off any more. The idea being, I think, Oracle will have to either keep the project alive or kill it and take full responsibility for the result.

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