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ZDNet UK: Is Sun Subverting Linux from the Inside?

Feb 01, 2005, 18:15 (6 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Sun plans to open source the latest release of its Unix operating system, Solaris 10, during the second quarter of this year under the moniker OpenSolaris. (Some say it has already taken initial steps with a performance management component called Dtrace).

"Thomas Goguen, vice-president of product marketing for Sun's operating platforms group, explains the rationale: 'We want to expand the ecosystem for Solaris. The vibrancy of an operating system depends on the number of organisations associated with it. We've spent half a billion dollars engineering Solaris and that investment was made for free, but we've now made it open source and this will all contribute to the vibrant environment around it...'"

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