Open is Open.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 21:18 UTC (Wed) by gregwilkins
In reply to: Debian and Nexenta collide
Parent article: Debian and Nexenta collide
You are forgetting the whole point. The source to solaris is Open!
You can see it.
You can compile it.
You can modify it.
You can distribute it.
You can fork it.
If Sun disappear or change the license, you are free to continue
Sun have GIFTED their users and clients freedoms that few other
companies in our industry have. Their gift is no less a gift
because they also try to run a business and try to maximize the
good publicity from it.
They are betting the company on their belief that they offer
value add to their customers even though cheaper boxes are
available elsewhere and the software is available for free.
They have committing themselves to a path of inovation and
development rather than licensed lock it.
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