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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Comment by static666
by static666 on Sat 14th Aug 2010 16:11 UTC
static666
Member since:
2006-06-09

What will happen to VirtualBox then?

Another good product waiting to be closed to rot away?

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RE: Comment by static666
by libray on Sat 14th Aug 2010 17:57 in reply to "Comment by static666"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

That's a good question. Its a really good product, but leaving it as is would ensure it rots away. VMWare owns the market when it comes to virtualization. They do quite well without an "OpenVMware"

With the open source freelance model, no one cares about a project per-se, but the technology behind it. That why you saw people jumping ship to the next best thing, leaving older projects to die. There was bochs, oh now, XEN is better, oh now there is KVM. Oh... Look shiney...

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RE: Comment by static666
by Elv13 on Sat 14th Aug 2010 20:30 in reply to "Comment by static666"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

I think it is in the interest of Oracle to make it better. But not the OSS edition. Probably the Free (beer) but not Free (Libre) version. They don't make money on virt, but it is part of the vertical market Oracle want.

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RE: Comment by static666
by ARUmar on Sun 15th Aug 2010 01:48 in reply to "Comment by static666"
ARUmar Member since:
2009-10-08

leastways well always ahve qemu , if worst comes to worst fork

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