"But will the Linux community bite? Does open source Solaris
have the mind share potential to tempt enough Linux developers to
start dabbling in its code and possibly realign in Sun's
"In theory, Sun's move toward open source is yet another boost
for the open source community, giving it access to the patented
utilities supporting one of Sun Microsystems' most popular
products. But Sun may have a difficult time overcoming earlier
perceptions the open source community may have formed about it:
namely that at a time when the other vendors--such as IBM and HP--
were moving to commodity systems, Sun still was pushing its
high-end proprietary servers..."
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