Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:44 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A Computerworld blog speculates that the open-source Unix distribution may live on, but Oracle won't be supporting it. At this point, "OpenSolaris' only real future is as a fork, which would not be easy to pull off. Still, with enough interest from developers it could be done. OpenSolaris is licensed under the GPLv3 CDDL and various other OSS licenses, so the base code is available."
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OpenSolaris licensed under GPLv3?
by momesana on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:22 UTC
momesana
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"... OpenSolaris is licensed under the GPLv3, so the base code is available. ..."
Are you sure?
OpenSolaris is licensed under CDDL as far as I know and only small fragments of it (mostly userland) are GPLed. The juicy parts like the kernel and ZFS are all licensed under CDDL and it seems there are even proprietary components.

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