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LinuxInsider: Can Sun Emulate Linux by Open-Sourcing Solaris?

Jun 16, 2004, 02:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Albert)

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"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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