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Linux Fundamentalism

“In ’95 I joined Sun; Jon’s career after DEC led him through
Linux-oriented companies like VA Linux and SGI to his current role
as head of Linux International. Our paths have crossed a few times
in recent years. In April ’05 Jon gave a talk promoting open source
HPC software at a Beowulf cluster user group meeting. I attended
the meeting in part to participate and contribute to the group, but
moreso for that specific meeting I wanted to show him Sun’s plans
to open source Solaris. This was a huge step for Sun, not lightly
considered, and admittedly littered with numerous technical and
marketing challenges. Jon glanced at the plan and summarily
dismissed it, commenting ‘it’s not GPL…'”

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