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OpenSolaris: Today's Launch, Gentoo's Port

Jan 25, 2005, 13:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

internetnews.com: Sun Cracks Open Solaris

"Sun Microsystems is launching its OpenSolaris initiative today complete with a new community, advisory board and intellectual property rights.

"The initiative applies only to the current Solaris 10 release and all future versions of its Unix-based server operating system. Sun is making the framework available at a new Web site (OpenSolaris.org) later today and seeding it with a limited amount of code--starting with Sun's diagnostic DTrace application..."

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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: January 24, 2005

" Only few hours ahead of the first of many components of the complete Solaris source code being publicly released under Sun's brand new, OSI-approved CDDL open-source license, Gentoo is pleased to announce plans to add OpenSolaris support to Portage. Gentoo Senior Manager and OpenSolaris pilot program participant, Pieter Van den Abeele, has been working closely with Sun's management, legal and engineering teams to prepare this move. Gentoo will be leveraging the hard work of long-time Solaris users and Gentoo Developers-in-training Sunil Kumar and Jason Wohlgemuth, whose 'Portaris' project has been running on top of Solaris 9 and 10 builds for quite a while already..."

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