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Sun's McNealy lays claim to creating open source

I thought it was the Incans who created open source. Turns out it was Scott McNealy!

According to Scott McNealy "We were the Red Hat of Berkeley Unix before Linus Torvalds was out of diapers." And yet, Sun decided to keep Solaris closed until Linux had taken a huge amount of the Unix market away.

In an outburst that he admitted himself was "a little Al Gore-ish," Sun's Scott McNealy earlier this week claimed, in front of Canadian journalists who were asking whether Sun was feeling "pressured" to open source Solaris: "We're the number-one donator of code to the open source community on the planet."