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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RE: So to summarize
by Rahul on Tue 13th Jul 2010 19:10 UTC 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[3]: So to summarize
by Rahul on Tue 13th Jul 2010 21:19 in reply to "RE[2]: So to summarize"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

OGB is just following a procedure as outlined in the constitution. OGB doesn't want to appoint a Oracle boss. It wants a representative from Oracle to answer the questions from the community instead of being silent. If Oracle fails to get a representative, OGB is ineffective and failed its mandate and hence dissolving itself.

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RE[3]: So to summarize
by gtirloni on Wed 14th Jul 2010 15:47 in reply to "RE[2]: So to summarize"
gtirloni Member since:
2009-07-17

This is not about winning. Oracle is the copyright holder, they have won by default (if we are talking about OpenSolaris, not a fork). The OGB is merely acknowledging it makes no sense to hold an official title that means nothing.

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