"Sun recently announced it would open-source its Solaris
operating system. While declining to get specific about timetables
and the type of open-source license the company plans to use, John
Loiacono, executive vice president of Sun's software group,
promised that Sun will 'be very aggressive and progressive in our
approach.' For now, all we can do is speculate.
"There is a widely held assumption that Sun's motivation is to
emulate the Linux phenomenon with Solaris. If we apply the
computer-science principles of emulation to this announcement, the
license (once it is available) will provide considerable hints as
to where Sun is going..."
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