"Sun Microsystems will create an open-source project around its
Solaris 10 operating system by the end of the year, company
executives said Monday.
"Through the initiative, Sun engineers, partners and other
programmers will be able to contribute to the development of the
Unix operating system. Sun is testing the program right now with
customers and will finalize it by the end of the year, according to
Mark McClain, Sun's vice president of software marketing. Sun
discussed its open-source plans at a Solaris 10 briefing with press
and analysts at the company's Burlington, Mass., offices. The new
operating system will be faster and more resilient to hardware and
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