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NewsForge: Sun to Announce Open Source DTrace on Tuesday

Jan 24, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

"Sun Microsystems told NewsForge/ITMJ Thursday that it intends to open source a small but important new feature in Solaris 10--Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), a new framework for troubleshooting the network and tuning system performance in real time. Sun had asked NewsForge to honor a non-disclosure agreement until Tuesday about this announcement, but CMP's Computer Reseller News (CRN) leaked the story Friday night, citing 'sources close' to Sun. CRN had not been briefed on the announcement, a Sun spokeswoman told NewsForge.

"Sun marketing executive Tom Goguen told us that the company will hold a press conference Tuesday to show 'good faith and demonstrate its commitment to open source the bulk of Solaris 10' by making DTrace available under its newly approved Community Development and Distribution License (CDDL)..."

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