"Freely distributing source code for a key software product
isn't necessarily a winning strategy for Sun
Microsystems...according to several Sun watchers."
"Although Solaris could reach more software developers,
there's no guarantee programmers will pick it up, says Michael
Tiemann, founder of Cygnus Solutions, a maker of open-source
software development tools."
"Sun plans to make public its source code for Solaris software,
according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which cited
comments from Sun chief technology officer, Greg Papadopoulos. On
Friday, October 1, 1999 a Sun spokesman refused to elaborate on the
comments, explaining that no date has been set for releasing the
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