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[4]: Shame for great technology
by Xender on Tue 13th Jul 2010 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Shame for great technology"
Xender
Member since:
2006-06-28

I'm with you about GPL is not the panacea. Anyway I think is a better option than CDDL.
Look at Mysql, it was possible to create the fork MariaDB.

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

In the case of MariaDB, that is specifically funded by a commercial company and led by a co-founder of MySQL.

If all you want is a fork, CDDL permits that as well. There is nothing preventing OpenSOlaris folks and several such derivatives already exist.

The problem with OpenSolaris is not that the license does not permit folks but that OpenSolaris is almost entirely developed by Sun engineers who now answer to Oracle. If you fork, you wouldn't be able to do much development because there is not much of a development community outside of Oracle capable of developing a fork of OpenSolaris. GPL license cannot solve that problem.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, the problem with open solaris is that no one uses it, because it isn't any better enough than whatever anyone is already using for that task to justify a change.

Which is the problem many alternative OS's face in this day and age of wintel machines with significant uptimes, and SMP Linux beasts. If we are going to swich to something and make it cool, lets make it really cool. Like, a plan 9 clone with an api written entirely in haskell.

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