"...Sun, by working with Linuxcare, is now delivering GPL source
code for drivers for its enterprise-level, high-availability data
storage devices: the Sun StorEdge T3. This is the first time that
Sun has released an open -source Linux driver for Sun
"This marks a sea change for Sun. It means that Linux, BSD, or
other operating-systems vendors can access Sun proprietary
hardware. Sun executives wouldn't give specifics on what other Sun
hardware might soon get GPL drivers, but they clearly indicated
that--in Sun storage devices at least--the T3s would only be the
"In the past, if you weren't running Solaris or its
predecessor, SunOS, you were on your own if you wanted to use Sun
equipment in a non-Sun environment. With this, Sun is opening up
its hardware, as well as its software."
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