The OpenSolaris Governing Board dissolves itself after Oracle cuts off relations with the group. Will the Illumos rise from the ashes?
According to a leaked memo, Oracle will release Solaris source code only after its versions of the OS ship, a move that cuts off the OpenSolaris project.
Governing board that oversees the open-source Solaris community, frustrated by months of "radio silence" from Oracle, threatens to disband.
A new support contract, processor support, and networking and storage technology are designed to put the open-source OS on an footing alongside Solaris.
It's no secret that Oracle has been trying to undermine its dependence on Red Hat, but that's unlikely to propel Red Hat into Big Blue's arms.
Companies announce a multifaceted partnership which, among other things, will give customers a single throat to choke.
The Linux leader acknowledges that "taking code from other (open-source) projects is hard...If you take Solaris code, you have to fix it for all the differences." More work than it's worth?
Sun has been slow to relinquish Solaris for Linux. Given the choices, is this surprising?
Search giant may be willing to make a bet on Sun's Unix distribution, but any move away from Linux remains highly unlikely. And that goes for Firefox too.
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