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NewsFactor: Sun Releases Open Source Details--Now What?

Jan 31, 2005, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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 direction?

"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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