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LinuxWorld: Where Is Sun Going with Linux?

Nov 12, 2004, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Sun is going through the process of adapting itself to disruptive technology such as Linux. In terms of Linux, how is Sun going about this?

"There are two different questions that you have asked, maybe three. What is Sun's viewpoint on open source? What is Sun's viewpoint on Linux? What is Sun's viewpoint on Red Hat? Sun was founded on the principle of open source. We have contributed more lines of open source code than any other entity on the planet except for Cal Berkeley. By the way, Bill Joy was one of the founders of Sun and was instrumental in the BSD work that took place at Cal Berkeley. NetBeans, Sun Grid Engine, OpenOffice, and Solaris are all technologies that use the open source process, and we will continue to do so. We'll remain a heavy contributor on the open source front, and it will remain a key component of how we develop software..."

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