Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:22 UTC, submitted by historyb
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The OpenSolaris governing board fell on its collective sword Monday and resigned en masse after Oracle continued to ignore its ultimatum to appoint a liaison guy to work with it on the future of the open source project. The move was anticlimactic to say the least. Oracle last week leaked an internal e-mail into the wild effectively saying OpenSolaris is dead. The news of the mass resignation, coupled with Oracle suing Google claiming Android infringes on its Java patents, had Adobe's director of open source and standards David McAllister casting Oracle as the New Microsoft and saying "the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so".
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That's a shame
by Bringbackanonposting on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:57 UTC
Bringbackanonposting
Member since:
2005-11-16

Bad news this. Sounds like Oracle is on a dark path for OSS.
I'm most concerned about software I rely on day to day: Openoffice and Virtualbox. Will we have to find alternatives?

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RE: That's a shame
by Beket_ on Fri 27th Aug 2010 00:18 in reply to "That's a shame"
Beket_ Member since:
2009-07-10

Nature hates vacuum.

I estimate that the gap Oracle left behind will be filled in by some other organisation. It will just take some time ;)

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RE[2]: That's a shame
by tylerdurden on Fri 27th Aug 2010 14:35 in reply to "RE: That's a shame"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

So it is that why most of the universe is vacuum? ;-)

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RE[2]: That's a shame
by marcp on Fri 27th Aug 2010 20:46 in reply to "RE: That's a shame"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Nature hates vacuum.


Oh really? So how come we have plenty of it in the universe? ;) I dislike anthropocentric view of the world, but that's slightly offtopic.

I'm also worried about OpenOffice, we don't have an alternative fork at the moment [GoOo is bunch of the patches].

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RE: That's a shame
by ARUmar on Fri 27th Aug 2010 03:45 in reply to "That's a shame"
ARUmar Member since:
2009-10-08

wel we do have qemu not as visually appealing as vbox but most of the functionality is up to task.

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