"Sun made more money from Solaris today than it did four years
ago after it moved the server platform to an open source model,
said Simon Phipps, the company's chief open source officer.
""OpenSolaris has been very profitable for us," Phipps said,
during a meeting with reporters at the Sun CommunityOne developer
conference here Wednesday. The profits have come primarily from
offering the platform on a subscription model, he said, which
provides its customers a range of services including technical
support, default resolution, code maintenance, warranty and legal
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