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GNU/Solaris - When the fun begins

Jan 23, 2008, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])
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"In fact, the GPL has proven to be the best guarantee of the integrity of GNU/Linux and its usefulness to industry, a factor that has influenced Sun's decision to license Java under the GPL, and to consider releasing Solaris under the GPLv3.

"If this were to happen, it would represent a revolution for the computer industry. For the first time there would be two GNU operating systems going head to head in the enterprise, GNU/linux, licensed under the GPLv2, (as Linux Torvalds threatens), and GNU/Solaris, licensed under the GPLv3, (as Sun Microsystems promises). This scenario woudnt't be hurt at all by Sun's recent purchase of MySQL."

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