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Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN

From: UNIX admin
Subject: Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:19:56 +0200

> If SUN is going to Open source Solaris, the *only* viable license IS
> the GPL, for the REASON that all the enterprise code could be put INTO
> LINUX.  Yes, I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but that is the
> only way Open sourcing Solaris would work, because then the Linux
> people could port Solaris goodies into Linux and then Linux would run
> on every expensive highend SUN box.

I hope that doesn't happen, because that would mean taking a perfectly good
OS and shoving it into a wannabe-UNIX with an identity crisis.

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