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
"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)..."