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Linux Fundamentalism

Nov 06, 2007, 02:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harry J. Foxwell)

"In '95 I joined Sun; Jon's career after DEC led him through Linux-oriented companies like VA Linux and SGI to his current role as head of Linux International. Our paths have crossed a few times in recent years. In April '05 Jon gave a talk promoting open source HPC software at a Beowulf cluster user group meeting. I attended the meeting in part to participate and contribute to the group, but moreso for that specific meeting I wanted to show him Sun's plans to open source Solaris. This was a huge step for Sun, not lightly considered, and admittedly littered with numerous technical and marketing challenges. Jon glanced at the plan and summarily dismissed it, commenting 'it's not GPL...'"

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