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[3]: Shame for great technology
by hamster on Tue 13th Jul 2010 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Shame for great technology"
hamster
Member since:
2006-10-06


If they opensourced it under GPLv3, it would certainly helped to reduce development costs and increase pace of innovation. But it might not have helped to save company because Sun lost money on hardware, and software support revenue couldn't supplant that. You could argue that writing on the wall was since year 2000. But at least in that case OpenSolaris would live on.


How does the gpl increase the pace of innovation..?

And if it were the case why would we see gpl licensed "copies" of Sun technology?

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gtirloni Member since:
2009-07-17

I totally agree that they have should done it properly or not at all. The way things are, OpenSolaris should drop the "Open" from its name. It's a shame.

CDDL, GPL, BSD... all licenses would work if Sun really had the intention of creating a healthy open source project but they want to hold their feet in the proprietary world and created this mess.

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hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

I totally agree that they have should done it properly or not at all. The way things are, OpenSolaris should drop the "Open" from its name. It's a shame.


How is it done improperby?

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