A uprobes addendum
Posted Jan 26, 2010 11:59 UTC (Tue) by paulj
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When doing so, they wrote a license for OpenSolaris that was
designed at least in part with the explicit goal of keeping OpenSolaris code
out of Linux.
Only a few people know whether or not this was the prime consideration, and
mostly not talking (Danese Cooper is, her account is disputed by Simon Phipps). However you
then also have to completely ignore the reality that there are further,
reasonable considerations that have absolutely nothing to do with Linux and
which officers and high-profile engineers have said went against the GPLv2 for
(ability for ISVs to continue to ship proprietary addons; dispreference for risk
of licence forks with dual-licensing; a perceived requirement for patent
As for open-source heros, the world is far more than just the Linux kernel
surely? I'm pretty sure there's tonnes of general Unix user-space
which Sun have contributed. I'm sure there are other significant ideas and
protocols which are now implemented in Linux.
Yes, it'd be nice to see more integration and code-sharing between
OpenSolaris and the other Unixes, I wrote as much in my last
Sun blog post. I wonder if Oracle will manage to draw down this, one of
the last remaining fronts of the Unix wars, and get us to a less antagonistic
and more productive meeting of the minds of core Unix hackerdom?..
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