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Sun Reaches Out to Dell, GPLv3

Nov 15, 2007, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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internetnews.com: Love Fest at Oracle Confab: Sun and Dell

"Sun Microsystems upstaged its own announcement in a keynote address here at Oracle OpenWorld today by making way for a surprise onstage visit to the company's keynote address by Michael Dell.

"The main focus of Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's talk was the company's introduction of Sun xVM, its new virtualization technology.

"But Dell's CEO and founder joined Schwartz to announce Dell has inked an OEM agreement to distribute and support Sun's Solaris operating system on Dell PowerEdge servers. Schwartz said Sun reached out to Dell after analysis of Solaris users revealed a third of them were running on Dell servers..."

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vnunet: Sun Tiptoes into GPLv3

"Sun Microsystems will release its xVM Ops Center virtualisation management application under the General Public Licence version 3 (GPLv3), the company revealed at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

"The project marks the first application that Sun has put under the GPLv3..."

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