Solaris To Go Open Source With GPL?
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 30 April 2007 at 08:13 AM EDT. 1 Comment
BusinessWeek is out with a new article this morning entitled Sun Mulls Deeper Open-Source Dive. This news analysis goes over Sun Microsystems' continuing problems in turning a profit on their servers with their stock price dropping 22% since February. Aaron Ricadela of BusinessWeek seems to believe Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz will announce releasing Solaris as GPL code. This announcement could come next week at JavaOne in San Francisco, California (which Phoronix will be covering live). Releasing Solaris as GPL code could help Linux developers in now being able to adopt ZFS, DTrace, and other of Solaris' brightest projects. But will it be too late to be of a real benefit to Sun Microsystems and their declining server sales? Of course, last year at JavaOne Sun's Schwartz had announced Java going open-source.
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