Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Nov 2005 18:57 UTC
Oracle and SUN Reaffirming prior statements, Sun said that it intends to open-source its Java and N1 software at a later date. The free software will cover its Java Enterprise System set of server middleware, Java development tools and N1 management software. The move will create a single package called the Solaris Enterprise System. It will include Sun's Solaris 10 operating system, PostgreSQL open-source database, the Java Enterprise System server software and tools, Sun N1-branded provisioning and management tools, and Secure Desktop software.
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RE[5]: Bet ya
by thebluesgnr on Thu 1st Dec 2005 00:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Bet ya"
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Every single modified version is still free software. Solaris is not free or open source.

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RE[6]: Bet ya
by Simba on Thu 1st Dec 2005 07:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Bet ya"
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"Every single modified version is still free software. Solaris is not free or open source."

It;s not huh? I guess that is why there are at least four open source projects I know of that are based on combining Solaris with GNU tools? Because Solaris is not open source.

I hate to tell you, but Solaris is released under an genuine OSI APPROVED open source license. So YES, it most certainly is open source. Even by OSI standards. Crawl out from the rock you have been living under before you post stuff that makes you look totally ignorant.

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RE[7]: Bet ya
by JonAnderson on Thu 1st Dec 2005 11:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Bet ya"
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I just wanted to add that Solaris - Sun's release of
Solaris - is also free (as in beer).

Again, CDDL was created to allow Sun to release code
it didn't have the rights to at the same time as code
it did have the rights to. Some code is still encumbered
and always will be.

Some people are just never satisfied.

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