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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 announced."

"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."

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