Linked by shmerl on Tue 14th Sep 2010 21:24 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The OpenIndiana project has been officially announced. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos foundation and a community distribution which aims to to continue OpenSolaris, previously shut down by Oracle. Some details of the announcement were published on c0t0d0s0.org.
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I think...
by thavith_osn on Wed 15th Sep 2010 00:09 UTC
thavith_osn
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2005-07-11

I think there should be a law that says that if a company A takes over company B, and company B had open source projects, then part of the take over deal is that those projects are maintained at least at their current level. If they naturally die, then so be it, but company A shouldn't kill them off.

If you adopt a child, you have the responsibility of looking after it.

Just my 2c worth (actually, in Australia 5c is the smallest coin, so maybe thats my 5c worth) :-)

Edited 2010-09-15 00:10 UTC

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RE: I think...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 15th Sep 2010 00:25 in reply to "I think..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

It would be nice and would certainly work in the users' favor, but it's rare the government really does anything good for users. Unless they've got massive piles of $$$... like Oracle.

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RE: I think...
by tylerdurden on Wed 15th Sep 2010 00:25 in reply to "I think..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Why is there a need for a law, when the license is now working exactly how it was intended?

The source is open, the project can be forked when it stops being actively maintained by its original developer, this seems to be the case. So the license worked exactly how it was supposed to.

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RE[2]: I think...
by shmerl on Wed 15th Sep 2010 04:53 in reply to "RE: I think..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

> The source is open, the project can be forked when it
> stops being actively maintained by its original
> developer, this seems to be the case.

Actually it's not exactly the case here. I.e. Oracle maintains and actively develops the code (which will be the base of their upcoming Solaris 11), but they stopped providing the actual binary distribution of OpenSolaris (trying to push users to use commercial version of Solaris), and also shifted the development to much more closed mode. Oracle didn't stop doing source updates yet, but they probably will make it less frequent (in the worst case they can eventually stop them).

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RE: I think...
by chekr on Wed 15th Sep 2010 03:44 in reply to "I think..."
chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

I think there should be a law that says that if a company A takes over company B, and company B had open source projects, then part of the take over deal is that those projects are maintained at least at their current level. If they naturally die, then so be it, but company A shouldn't kill them off.

If you adopt a child, you have the responsibility of looking after it.

Just my 2c worth (actually, in Australia 5c is the smallest coin, so maybe thats my 5c worth) :-)


I think you are confused as to the difference between a charity and a business ;)

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