i
Open Source and Linux News & Software
OSDir.com | News | Application Directory | O'REILLY.com | O'REILLY NETWORK Subscribe to the OSDir.com Newsletter ::

Main Menu

Submit:
· News/Reviews/Release
· Submit a New App!

News Categories:
· Apple
· *BSD
· Ask OSDir
· Culture
· Databases
· Development
· Hardware
· Java
· Legal
· Linux
· Linux (Enterprise)
· Mono
· Perl
· PHP
· Python
· XML
· Site News
· Software
·  -Application Directory-
· -Search-

Misc:
· Advertise With Us!
· Editorial Feedback

Partners
· mod_foo
· LinuxBeta
· LinuxQuestions
· LXer

Services
· OpenSource.org Mirror
· (2)
· (3)
· FOSSPlanet
· "Open Source" Swag

Software Reviews Wanted!
We're looking for authors! Please ping us if you'd like to write a review of a new software release.

Interested? email us!


RSS/XML

Columns:
KDE: From the Source
Danny O'Brien: To Evil!

News Categories:
All!
Apple
*BSD
Databases
Development
Java
Linux
Ent.Linux
Mono
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Solaris
XML


User's Login
 Username
 Password
 Remember me


 Log in Problems?
 New User? Sign Up!

O'Reilly Network Technologies:
Sites
MacDevCenter.com
ONJava.com
ONLamp.com
OSDir.com
OpenP2P.com
Perl.com
XML.com

OSDir Supported By:
Discount Hotels
Dell Coupons
Home Improvement
Snoopy
Life Insurance Online

Debt Consolidation Online
Online Degree Information
Mortgage Loans
Insurance Quotes Online
Travel - Book Online

Cool Ski Packages
Second Mortgage Online
Convention Hotels
Refinance Mortgage
Directory Elib

Baby Bedding
Hotels Guaranteed
Price Comparison
Cuban Cigars


Who's Online
We have 395 guests and 2 members online

Welcome Guest, become a member today.



Solaris: Solaris Goes Open Source
Posted Sep 20, 2004 - 11:00 AM



"When Solaris 10 is released late this year, Sun Microsystems Inc. will be culminating years of development work on the operating system, as well as launching a major open-source initiative to go with it.

Sun's goal is to use the open-sourcing of Solaris to drive a turnaround of the company's software business, which has lost mind share, if not market share, in the Linux and Windows crossfire. Sun wants to foster a better internal software development process, work more closely with the community and then be able to drive innovation outside its own walls, increasing Solaris' penetration and pushing it into new markets, executives said.

But Sun still has to clear a few hurdles before opening Solaris by year's end. The company has to ensure that it has the legal permissions necessary to make each line of code available, including the Unix kernel on which it's based. This onerous process could ultimately delay the release of the open-source program when Solaris 10 is ready to ship commercially, which is scheduled for December, officials said."

eWeek
We love Screenshots! Got a new release? Ping us, where to grab them from.
Submit news and be eligible for a monthly O'Reilly book draw!
Solaris Goes Open Source | Login/Create an account | 0 Comments
Threshold
  
Comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

Comments are property of their posters, the rest 2004 OSDir.com
All logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
OSDir.com is powered by PostNuke | News.OSDir.com (Achived News)