Is Oracle getting ready to kill OpenSolaris?
Jul 13, 2009, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Sun, Oracle and third-party sources are telling me
that OpenSolaris developers are afraid that they'll be either moved
over to working on Linux or let go once the Sun/Oracle merger is
completed. Other Sun open-source managers have expressed concern
that their jobs may disappear once Oracle has acquired Sun.
"This can't come as much of a surprise. Edward Screven, Oracle's
Chief Corporate Architect, said last year, ""Oracle definitely runs
on Linux. We have very few servers in our infrastructure that are
not Linux; that support, you know, internal IT systems, very few.
And even the ones that continue to exist are on a plan to be phased
out. So we definitely run our business on Linux. In fact, I mean,
our entire IT infrastructure is Linux, our entire development
infrastructure as well. So, you know, our development platform is
Oracle Enterprise Linux. Our test platform is Oracle Enterprise