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Breaking News - Sun: "Make No Mistake, We Will Open Source Solaris"

Breaking News - Sun: "Make No Mistake, We Will Open Source Solaris"

Schwartz wouldn't say when it would happen, but he was adamant that Solaris would indeed be open-sourced one way or another.

Anticipating the community's resistance to Sun's reluctance to follow the GPL route for licensing, Schwartz added:

"Look, you only need to look at what we've done with Java to understand how Sun views the value of incorporating community feedback."

The Java community will have its own view on that, but the point was well made.

Eric S. Raymond, in an interview, commented: "If [Sun] don't get this done within six months, it's not going to matter at all because Linux is advancing too fast."

Sun has not yet disclosed what kind of license Solaris would be released under, nor when.

 

 

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