"Sun Microsystems' top software executive shed new light on
Sun's plans to open-source its Solaris operating system this week,
but the vendor's ultimate strategy to release the source code for
its proprietary Unix-based OS remains far from clear.
"John Loiacono, Sun's executive vice president of software, told
CRN at the JavaOne 2004 conference Monday [US] that he was 'not
opposed to' giving away the entire source code for Solaris in lieu
of making customers pay for extras such as fees for maintenance,
support and software updates..."