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Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN

From: Robin KAY
Subject: Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:25:52 +0100
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Frank Cusack wrote:
UNIX admin wrote:
>> Mike Cox 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

The quoted text doesn't refer to Linux source and binary compatibility under Solaris but rather to the transplant of Solaris code into Linux.

Wishing you good fortune,
--Robin Kay-- (komadori)

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