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OpenSolaris Arrives just to Die

May 06, 2008, 18:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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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 wasn’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...'"

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