Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:21 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Well, Oracle went from one of those big enterprise-serving companies most of us don't deal with to one of the more hated companies in our little community. Not only did they just sue Google over Android and its use of Java-related technologies, they also just officially killed off OpenSolaris. Solaris will still be open source, but source code will only come after each major release - development will happen behind closed doors.
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No surprises there
by KermitTheFragger on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:44 UTC
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2008-06-12

Well no surprises there, still saddening though. But I guess we can all say we saw this coming.

What annoys me the most about all this stuff-which-we saw-coming-from-miles-away is that regulators in the EU were focused on the fate of MySQL. An insignificant piece of software in Sun's portfolio compared to Java and OpenSolaris with plenty of (beter) alternatives (PostgreSQL, Ingres, FireBird to name a few).

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RE: No surprises there
by Ars Vivendi on Sat 14th Aug 2010 00:21 in reply to "No surprises there"
Ars Vivendi Member since:
2009-04-09

Actually I'm surprised that they'll still release the sources every now and then. I'd expected them to make Solaris closed source again which would have been a very bad thing.

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