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InfoWorld: Sun aims Solaris 8 at Internet-based data center marketNov 18, 1999, 17:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clare Haney)
"Eventually, Sun is likely to make Solaris an open-source product, Bernard said. Last month, the company made a tentative move on the path to free availability of the OS, with a community-source license for Solaris.'
"The suggestion is that open source would be a good thing for Solaris," Bernard said. "However, there are trade-offs to the open-source model in terms of intellectual property ... and the stability, predictability, and support needed in a production environment."
"Bernard argued that looking at Sun as either being open or completely closed, in terms of its attitude toward the open-source development model, is the wrong way to think about what the company is trying to do."
"We're somewhere along the path to open source," Bernard said. "We will increasingly get there."
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