> Wow, thanks for those links (the Cantrill and the Naughton). The latter, especially, was a cracking read.
I knew the 'have you ever kissed a girl' line, but until now was unaware that it was written by Cantrill. Ever since in his LISA 2011 talk (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zRN7XLCRhc for example) he has rubbed me the wrong way mostly due to his comment on Linux filesystem developers being amateurs, i.e. the clown college remark toward the end of the talk.
Given that he was an instrumental part in porting and merging KVM into the Illumos base I have questioned his judgement since he does not see a problem in merging GPLed code into a CDDL codebase. That decision convinced me that they would have a hard time as a commercial product since the legal risk of an imho obvious GPL violation would be too large.