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The Register: Sun May Play Greater Open Source Role

Sep 04, 2002, 17:30 (12 Talkback[s])

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"Its new role as a Linux evangelist could see Sun Microsystems Inc release features found in enterprise-level operating system servers to the open source community.

"A senior executive at Palo Alto, California-based Sun last week didn't rule-out the company's possible donation of high-end technologies to the open source community. Technologies would be donated during development of Sun's own brand of Linux.

"The announcement marks Sun's increasing participation in Linux and open source. It follows nearly two years of machinations that saw Sun shift from criticism of Linux--calling the software a 'bath-tub of code'--to outright support, with last month's launch of the LX50..."

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