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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RE: That's a shame
by Beket_ on Fri 27th Aug 2010 00:18 UTC 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[3]: That's a shame
by Laurence on Tue 31st Aug 2010 07:16 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a shame"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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

It isn't really though. Partials are constantly being created and destroyed, gravitational forces are present and there's a wash of background radiation.
And that's not to mention the highly theoretical stuff like dark energy and dark flow.

In short, true vacuums don't exist.

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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[3]: That's a shame
by Lazarus on Fri 27th Aug 2010 21:45 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a shame"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

"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].
"

Serious question: is KOffice really so bad that it can't be considered a viable alternative to OpenOffice?

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RE[3]: That's a shame
by BluenoseJake on Sat 28th Aug 2010 12:27 in reply to "RE[2]: That's a shame"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Virtual particles are being created spontaneously, out of the energy of space itself. Space also contains, hydrogen, helium, hydrocarbons and other molecules.

Even in space, it's not a true vacuum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_particle

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