Sun Mulls Deeper Open-Source Dive
Apr 30, 2007, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Ricadela)
[ Thanks to Jerry
Fass for this link. ]
"It has been five years since Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott
McNealy donned a penguin suit at a San Francisco conference to
demonstrate Sun's détente with Linux. Rather than dis the
open-source operating system as an inferior competitor, Sun would
sell it, albeit in select corners of the market.
"McNealy's now off stage, having stepped down as chief executive
in April, 2006, but his successor, Jonathan Schwartz, is still
trying to make Linux fit. Sun's new boss is even more willing to
embrace open-software development methods, letting programmers
contribute to the code used in what were once some of Sun's most
closely guarded products, including Java and Solaris..."