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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Still Revolving Around Sun

May 20, 2006, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"If you were to twist our arms, we would have to say the biggest news to come out of the conference this week was not Schwartz's promise that eventually every Sun software product will be open source. This is interesting but not too exciting yet, since we have heard this line before from El Sol. Also, Sun's definition of 'open source' is a bit different from that of the Linux crowd and us here at Roundup, so any move to open Sun's tech is going to be looked on with a very cynical eye by the same group of developers Sun desperately wants to recruit to help with its current community-driven efforts (i.e., OpenSolaris) and anything it might open in the future..."

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