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eWeek: Analysts: Sun's Open Solaris Plans Face Problems

Jan 25, 2005, 16:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

" On Tuesday, Sun Microsystems Inc. will announce that it will be using its newly minted Common Development and Distribution License open-source license for its long-promised Open Solaris project. However, creating a developer community around such plans to open-source Solaris will not be easy—for many reasons—according to analysts and industry figures.

"Sun has long promised that it would open-source Solaris, but it has yet to answer in detail how it will deal with questions about The SCO Group Inc.'s Unix intellectual property claims..."

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