OpenSolaris Arrives just to Die
May 06, 2008, 18:45 (7 Talkback[s])
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"OpenSolaris, Sun's open-source take on its Solaris operating
system, has finally arrived. Some people, like Jason Perlow at
ZDNet think that this is great news and that Sun's latest operating
system will give Linux a real challenge.
"Maybe it will, maybe it won't. I'm inclined to doubt it simply
because OpenSolaris has failed to develop a strong developer
community. For more on that see Ted Ts'o, noted Linux developer and
CTO of the Linux Foundation, blog posting, What Sun was trying to
do with Open Solaris. T'so wasnâ€™t playing OS
religious wars, he was pointing out that while 'OpenSolaris has
been released under an Open Source license,' it doesn't have 'an
Open Source development community...'"