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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RE: Huh?
by gnufreex on Sat 17th Jul 2010 15:38 UTC in reply to "Huh?"
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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 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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