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[2]: Shame for great technology
by Macrat on Tue 13th Jul 2010 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Shame for great technology"
Macrat
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The fact is that Open Solaris was an corporate experiment that failed. Open sourcing Solaris failed to create enough paying users to make it worth the effort. it did not even appreciably increase market share.


It didn't help when Sun Sales wouldn't return calls of companies who had been running OpenSolaris and wanted to buy license and support.

Sun Sales ignored these potential customers because they weren't considered big enough to matter.

Leaving money on the table was clearly a sign that Sun was going down.

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