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Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN

Subject: Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 06:42:00 -0500
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On 2004-08-24, 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.

Expensive highend SUN boxes are overrated to begin with. Plus, they simply
don't scale well economically.


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