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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RE[2]: Not surprised...
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 12th Aug 2010 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Not surprised..."
Flatland_Spider
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Why should they pay their developers good money, only to have some guy being able to download OS for free ?


Because that guy may want to develop a proof-of-concept to convince his boss the idea works.

There are many reasons, and most of them have to do with getting people to put their hands on the product. Linux has better mindshare right now then Solaris does, and that's not going to change as long as Oracle locks Solaris up in an gilded tower.

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