"For more than a year, Sun Microsystems Inc. has inched its way
towards the release of an open-source version of Solaris. Still,
one piece of the strategy remained on the table: With the SCO Group
Inc. owning the underlying code to Solaris, could Sun avoid the
legal battles faced by other open-source Unix vendors?
"However, during SCO's earning teleconference on Tuesday, CEO
Darl McBride revealed that Sun had discussed with SCO its plans to
open-source the Solaris operating system and that SCO has no
problems with them..."