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iTnews: Sun Sheds Light on Plans to Open Source Solaris

Jun 29, 2004, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Sun Microsystems' top software executive shed new light on Sun's plans to open-source its Solaris operating system this week, but the vendor's ultimate strategy to release the source code for its proprietary Unix-based OS remains far from clear.

"John Loiacono, Sun's executive vice president of software, told CRN at the JavaOne 2004 conference Monday [US] that he was 'not opposed to' giving away the entire source code for Solaris in lieu of making customers pay for extras such as fees for maintenance, support and software updates..."

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