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One of Sun Microsystems' ambitious dreams, a vibrant open-source community for the Solaris operating system to rival the Linux collective, is in serious danger of evaporating in the Oracle era.
Sun was the poster child of a company trying to retain complete control over everything they released into Open Source, and Sun vs. the Linux world was a wonderful example of the weakness of proprietary licensing versus the GPL and decentralized development model.
With Oracle acquiring Sun Microsystems, it also acquires MySQL, the poster child for open-source applications. (Not to mention Solaris, which Sun says is a larger Linux distribution than Red Hat.
The Linux Foundation's executive director has shrugged off worries that Oracle's purchase of Sun — and therefore Solaris — will hurt Linux
Linux Foundation leader Jim Zemlin says business-software leader Oracle is strategically aligned with Linux, as well as a Linux distributor and a major user of the open-source operating system.
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Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun not only makes it a hardware giant but also a huge open source player, Ubuntu's founder said.On Monday, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, said the deal makes Oracle one of the largest if not the largest open source software player.
Frugal Friday: Conficker Strikes, Infrastructure Terrorism, Sun Microsystems, Debian BSD, Sourceforge
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about Conficker.C waking up, Infrastructure Terrorism, Sun Microsystems, Linux Magazine, Debian's new BSD kernel port, and interview Ross Turk, Community Director for SourceForge.
X-Deep/32 is an X Window Server for Windows NT/2000/9X/ME/XP that can be used to connect to host systems running UNIX, LINUX, IBM AIX,...
I'm at the Open Source Business Conference where Jonathan Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Microsystems, Robert Youngjohns, President, Microsoft North America and Dr. Robert Sutor, Vice President, Open Source and Linux, IBM Corporation have just keynoted.
Rumor has it, IBM is looking at buying Sun. No surprise that we're seeing consolidation in a down market, but will this mean consolidation in the open source space?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 became globally available today, with the new enterprise OS featuring virtualisation improvements, support for Intel's Core i7 architecture, and inclusion of the Open Java Development Kit from Sun Microsystems.
Sun has crafted the second release of OpenSolaris with a number of improvements in an attempt to make it more competitive with desktop-orientated Linux distributions such as Canonical's Ubuntu.
Irregular Bob Warfield riffs on Salesforce.com's decision to ditch Sun/Solaris in favor of Dell/Linux.
Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect predicts the Sun-MySQL merger will have little impact on his company or on Linux.In an interview with the Linux Foundation, Edward Screven, who reports directly to Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison, maintains Sun's patronage of its open source rival won't affect Oracle sales.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Sun plans layoffs following weak quarter; Blames U.S.
Sun is to open source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux distributions.
Sun says it is working hard to make Java completely open source so Linux shops can use it. But is it already too late?
Los of people of have agendas - writers like me, for example - but this particular article describes itself as providing management advice, hides its apparent agenda under Sun bashing, and is really an ill-informed attack on Linux.
Now a Sun Microsystems employee, Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock's mandate is to make OpenSolaris appealing to the Linux developer community.
Is it really necessary for a large company to control an open source project's creator in order for it to gain maximum benefit from that project?Sun says yes. I think Wall Street generally says yes. I think the success of Eclipse and Linux argue the answer is no.
In an interview at the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds warned of commercial control of open source. Using Java and OpenSolaris as an example he pointed out that "Sun ends up having rights that nobody else has – even if they then act perfectly and they really behave well, just the fact that they have special rights makes people legitimately feel like they are second class citizens"
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