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 dvzt on Tue 13th Jul 2010 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Shame for great technology"
dvzt
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2008-10-23

You are not familiar with fact that open source can generate profits,

No, under normal circumstances it can't. Every company can't be Red Hat and package a software, that was written mostly by someone else. I see you're a gnu fundamentalist and you won't believe me, so just think about what percentage of successful software is open source. Oracle DB? WebSphere? DB2? Anything from Microsoft?

If Sun decided to opensource Solaris, they should have done it properly, or not do it.

Yes, they shouldn't have done it, because it made them fail in the market. And they shouldn't have made incompetent Jonathan a CEO in the first place.

If they didn't open source it, it would be dead OS by now, and Sun would be even cheaper buy for Oracle. Also, I'm high as a kite.

Had to fix that one for you.

If they opensourced it under GPLv3, it would certainly helped to reduce development costs and increase pace of innovation.

What would really happen is, that Linux would reap all the great functionality and leave it out in the cold, just like they did to the BSDs.

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