IT-Director: Sun's second thoughts about Open Source Solaris
Jul 03, 2000, 19:39 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Sun is developing a bit of a reputation for raising
expectations to the highest levels then sheepishly admitting it
cannot carry them through. ...last week, it was the turn of Sun's
open source initiative, on the rocks only five months after it was
"What's the problem? In this case, it seems to concern the scale
of the task. ... It is understandable that massaging ten million
lines of code would take a while, but a couple of questions remain.
The first is – what is so unfriendly about the code?"
"Sun's code giveaway will come, but more slowly than was
previously announced. Sun are likely to hit their Q3 target, but
only for certain sections of the code. ... Sun will release the
code sooner or later, but more with a whimper than a bang."