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    Phoronix News: Solaris To Go Open Source With GPL?

    BusinessWeek is out with a new article this morning entitled Sun Mulls Deeper Open-Source Dive. This news analysis goes over Sun Microsystems' continuing problems in turning a profit on their servers with their stock price dropping 22% since February. Aaron Ricadela of BusinessWeek seems to believe Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz will announce releasing Solaris as GPL code. This announcement could come next week at JavaOne in San Francisco, California (which Phoronix will be covering live)...

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    "This announcement could come next week at JavaOne in San Francisco..."

    Could, but won't. Schwartz has made promising noise about a GPL Solaris for some months now. The noise is always in the context of GPLv3, for good reason. But GPLv3 ain't done yet, and Sun cannot make a firm commitment to it until it is.

    Doesn't mean we won't hear more promising noise, however.


    IMHO: I do not work for SUN Microsystems, and do not speak for them.
    Last edited by pipe13; 04-30-2007 at 07:40 PM.

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