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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Huh?
by Kebabbert on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:31 UTC
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

"SUN MicrosystemsThe open-source Unix distribution may live on, but Oracle won't be supporting it."

This sounds like a fact. When did Larry Ellison say this officially? Where is the link? Can somebody link to it?

I mean, OS News would never disguise a guess, as a fact because that wouldnt be appropriate. Some would even call it FUD, and OS News dont FUD. Where is the link to Larry Ellisons or Oracle Executives claiming this?

Yes I seen the link in the article, but that is just a guy writing down his guesses (wishes). It is not facts. So where are the facts and the true link?

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RE: Huh?
by coolvibe on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:45 in reply to "Huh?"
coolvibe Member since:
2007-08-16

Mod this guy up.

Sure, the governing board might be in a huff, but that doesn't mean OpenSolaris is dead. The linked piece is just a damn opinion piece with conjecture and no facts.

As for forking? Why the hell not? It's been done before. There are plenty of OpenSolaris forks (Nexenta, SchillIX, Belenix etc.)

I think it's a bit premature to write OpenSolaris off yet.

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RE[2]: Huh?
by vivainio on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:55 in reply to "RE: Huh?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


As for forking? Why the hell not? It's been done before. There are plenty of OpenSolaris forks (Nexenta, SchillIX, Belenix etc.)


Did they really fork it, or just aggregate it differently?

Opensolaris can only really be forked by former sun/oracle employees. One could guess that they could as well use their time on Linux, instead of a company that kicked them out / they themselves chose to leave at some stage?

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RE: Huh?
by David on Fri 16th Jul 2010 21:04 in reply to "Huh?"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

You guys are right. I should have marked this link as speculation. I've made an edit to the article to clarify.

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RE[2]: Huh?
by Kebabbert on Sat 17th Jul 2010 07:54 in reply to "RE: Huh?"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

You show that OS News prefer a two way communication with the readers, and not a one way communication. Thank you for rewording the article. :o)

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RE[2]: Huh?
by dvzt on Sat 17th Jul 2010 21:29 in reply to "RE: Huh?"
dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

You guys are right. I should have marked this link as speculation. I've made an edit to the article to clarify.

I still don't see a reason for linking to an article, which actually is just some guys blog with random thoughts, wild fantasies and uninformed guesses with zero information value. Why should this blog post be worth reading?

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RE: Huh?
by Macrat on Fri 16th Jul 2010 21:49 in reply to "Huh?"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27


Yes I seen the link in the article, but that is just a guy writing down his guesses (wishes). It is not facts. So where are the facts and the true link?


The author was the Director of Open Source at Sun and has been involved with Open Solaris board since it was created.

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RE[2]: Huh?
by gnufreex on Sat 17th Jul 2010 15:22 in reply to "RE: Huh?"
gnufreex Member since:
2010-05-06

SVJN worked at Sun? You got it wrong.

You are probably talking about Simon Phipps, but linked article is written by SVJN. SVJN is resident troll on CW and he doesn't know to tell the difference between Java and JavaScript. It is funny that he thinks that OpenSolaris is GPLv3.

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RE: Huh?
by gnufreex on Sat 17th Jul 2010 15:38 in reply to "Huh?"
gnufreex Member since:
2010-05-06

You are serious? Support contracts are not available from Oracle anymore and last official release of OpenSolaris (2009.6) is EOLed. Burden of proof is on you, you claim that support is available.

Tell ya what. Go on oracle.com and find a support contract for OpenSolaris, and I will buy one for you.

As for Larry Ellison saying... again: are you drugged? He's not saying anything. Oracle only supply FAQs and PDFs, and in those they say they will continue MySQL, OpenOffice, Virtual Box, but no word of OpenSolaris. Like it doesn't exist. Plan is to kill it quietly, that would be most effective. Rising the issue will bring bad press to Oracle, they hope people to give up by themselves. Besides, Larry is too busy mourning the loss of Golden State Warriors to care about something he already bought. It is not every day he get outbid.

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