Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2016 20:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN

There's a rumour going around that Oracle is close to ending all development of Solaris, effectively killing the operating system.

Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term. All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from spreading. Hardware teams being told to cease development. There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4. Orders coming straight from Larry.

It's just rumours for now, but they've been gaining steam over the past few days.

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Comment by d3vi1
by d3vi1 on Thu 1st Dec 2016 21:54 UTC
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2006-01-28

They are still hiring in the support department, so I doubt it.

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RE: Comment by d3vi1
by Z_God on Thu 1st Dec 2016 22:04 in reply to "Comment by d3vi1"
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2006-06-11

I guess it'd be likely they would move the development to another party if they don't want to do it themselves anymore. Or indeed release the code all freely.

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RE: Comment by d3vi1
by FlyingJester on Thu 1st Dec 2016 23:12 in reply to "Comment by d3vi1"
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2016-05-11

There's a big difference between continuing active development and providing support.

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RE[2]: Comment by d3vi1
by judgen on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 00:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by d3vi1"
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2006-07-12

Yeah, they have to honour the contracts they have.

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RE[2]: Comment by d3vi1
by jimmystewpot on Mon 5th Dec 2016 08:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by d3vi1"
jimmystewpot Member since:
2006-01-19

agree, the company that I used to work for just signed a 10 year support contract for Solaris so it will be interesting to see how that pans out if the rumours are true.

I would also add that the 10 years is only just buying us time + blow outs to port all our proprietary code from SPARC + Solaris to x86 + Linux (RHEL)

Edited 2016-12-05 08:07 UTC

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