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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Oracle's Open World

Sep 24, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"Speaking of Sun, anyone who's been watching the growing interest of world governments in Linux adoption might be surprised to note that Sun is knocking on a lot of official doors trying to sell OpenSolaris and Java as a viable open-source solution over the penguin.

"One such country is the South American nation of Venezuela, which has openly declared its intent to shift all government software to free and open source. If no free or open solution can be found, only then will a proprietary solution be used. Sun is zeroing in on the 'open source' part, as it recently opened negotiations with Venezuela's Ministry of Science and Technology to see what it could do about circumventing what is known as Decree 3390..."

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