Re: Sun release source code for Solaris 8

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From: Robert S. Thau (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2000 - 08:52:09 PST

Ernest N. Prabhakar writes:
> Actually, I've seen it as their way to retain existing customers (for whom
> this is huge win relative to a fully closed source model) so that they don't
> defect to Linux. So, in that sense, yeah, I see it as competitive to open
> source. But that doesn't mean that they are deceptive or confusing - it
> just means they are different.

Oddly, I just got email from an MIT professor asking whether
technology from Sun's new, open Solaris release was likely to show up
in Linux or FreeBSD. If it's confusing to him, I'll stand by the
assertion that it's confusing to other folks...


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