Their main point was that the OpenSolaris license didn't change, only the basic Solaris conditions. Point taken. But what is most interesting to me (although I could always be wrong again) is the reaction from Oracle itself.
In my own case, I'm sure a phone call from some Oracle PR maven would have gotten quick results. But that didn't happen. There was no official request for a correction, not even an official response in the Talkbacks.
I am not saying here that it's Oracle's fault I got something wrong. Point is that silence is a vacuum that gets filled by others, not to your advantage. The concerns about the future of OpenSolaris are spreading rapidly to other Oracle assets, to Java and to OpenOffice.
No doubt Oracle believes that actions speak louder than words. But something I have said repeatedly here, and will continue to say, knowing that at least here I'm right, is that open source is not just business. Treating it as just business is a mistake. Open source always has an element of politics in it, because you're dealing with communities, not just customers.