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NewsForge: Analysis: How Sun Plans to Build Solaris Open Source Community

Nov 16, 2004, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

"OK, so Sun Microsystems, which claims to be the second-highest contributor overall in the open source software community (BSD is No. 1), is seriously getting back into the open source mix, thanks to the newly opened Solaris 10. In the past, anybody who had to sign a licensing agreement with Sun involving either Solaris or Java software would certainly not agree with the assessment that Sun was open source anything. Times have changed, and so has Sun. Apparently.

"At the Solaris 10 launch here at the Technology Museum of Innovation in San Jose today, Sun Chairman Scott McNealy was asked how Sun was planning to gain the trust of the open source community, so it could realize its strategic mission of building a thriving new community around its front-line enterprise operating system..."

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