OpenSolaris lives

OpenSolaris lives

Summary: The site of the open-source version of Solaris is open to the public, but not Solaris itself:Soon, you'll be able to download the OpenSolaris distribution. For now -- just to prove that we're serious -- we've made available the source code to DTrace ; it's available here under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.

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The site of the open-source version of Solaris is open to the public, but not Solaris itself:

Soon, you'll be able to download the OpenSolaris distribution. For now -- just to prove that we're serious -- we've made available the source code to DTrace ; it's available here under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.0.

"Buildable" Solaris code is due in Q2 2005, according to the site....more to come on this topic...

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  • OpenSolaris

    Why the wait? Solaris cannot be harmed that much by being released to open source today. Sun has been talking about this for a long time and now they are doing it but very slowly. They have moved toward open source years after Linux has taken a foothold in the server world.

    Why the delay? Is it fear that someone will make a better Solaris than Sun? Is it microsoft-esque worries of piracy and losing profit due to copying software? What gives?

    Sun, stop dragging your feet and get with the Open Source program. Q2, 2005? Thats ridiculous. I bet that when the 2nd Quarter arrives, they will delay OpenSolaris again.
    jkeels