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Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN

From: Frank Cusack
Subject: Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 02:55:20 -0700
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On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:19:56 +0200 "UNIX admin" <> wrote:
>> 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.

It's already happening (lxrun, and now Janus).  How is more compatibility


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