Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:14 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Due to me not working for OSNews these past eight weeks, I've been a bit out of the loop, as I didn't really follow technology news. I did notice that a lot is going on in OpenSolaris land, and today, Oracle has outlined what it has planned for Solaris 11 - and according to some, the fears about OpenSolaris' future were justified.
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Who honestly cares about OpenSolaris
by nt_jerkface on Wed 11th Aug 2010 21:52 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

I suspect most criticism is from open source advocates that bitch and moan when a company dare not respect their religion.

The former Sun CEO embraced the healing powers of the source and look at how far that got him.

Oracle has a highly profitable business model built around a single proprietary product so you can't get upset if they don't want to follow in the same path.

FreeBSD has both dtrace and zfs so who really cares if OpenSolaris goes to the OS graveyard.

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telns Member since:
2009-06-18

I like FreeBSD, but the Solaris kernel scales better.

Edited 2010-08-11 22:00 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I'm still not seeing a good case for OpenSolaris.

Anyone who needs a level of scaling greater than what FreeBSD can offer can afford a Solaris service contract.

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Open development is democracy. Democracy is politics, not religion.
There is nothing wrong with defending democracy.

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Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

what the shit. open development is not necessarily democracy

Edited 2010-08-12 17:13 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

That must be why Linus describes himself as a benevolent dictator.

Or why Shuttleworth asks the community for their opinion even though he clearly doesn't care if the majority is against him.

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