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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund

From: Jon Grant
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 23:18:31 +0000


On 27/01/2008, Dave Crossland <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 27/01/2008, Jon Grant <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > I think Sun is genuinely becoming a totally free software company,
> >  > more so than any other major free software company in fact, but its
> >  > just on a decade timescale.
> >
> > Too little too late though? They only release when they have lost, so
> >  they drop a lot of good stuff in our lap after we've switched to
> >  something better and free. I'd rather Sun just threw their weight behind
> >  a GNU+Linux disto now, or contributed a lot of code to the Kernel like
> >  IBM do.
> I read (on a sun.com blog iirc) a famous Sun person said that GPLing
> Java "gave it 15 years more life."

I thought so too:


> However, their Solaris stuff (dtrace, zfs, etc) is not pony,
> demonstrated with Apple's use of it (albeit crippled) in Mac OS X and
> www.joyent.com's switch to Solaris a few years ago.
> If they GPLv3 their stuff, as they are rumored to, perhaps a pure
> GPLv3 GNU-based system will become possible: GNU+kSolaris+KDE4,
> anyone? :-)

hehe. Maybe Ubuntu would adopt it as their base, let's hope it's built
on apt!  Maybe CPUs might be faster enough to make Java viable then
too :)
Cheers, Jon

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