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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They advertise like they did it, but they in fact didn't.

You see, Nexenta is in fact OpenSolaris with GNOME and dpkg. It still uses sun libc as oposed to planed Debian port which would use glibc and all GNU userland except Linux kernel, which would be replaced with SunOS. Thet would help in getting more potable glibc but SunOS kernel would get lot of benefits too. If fact, Solaris could use glibc because is superior library. It would be real gain for both. Note that debian people are contributing both to Linux and now BSD kernels, they would do it for SunOS too.

This way, Nexenta just uses OpenSolaris and repackages things to .deb. They do no kernel hacking just repackage things. They are no use for Oracle as they are not contributing, just leaching. No wonder Larry wants them dead.

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