Sun Microsystems releases a few more details on its plan to release its
Solaris operating system as open-source software, according to
"Bryan Cantrill, senior kernel engineer for Solaris, said that he's excited about his and his team's work going public.
"Technically, this is not a problem to do this," he said. "I can assure you, the engineers in this room write some of the cleanest code in the entire world. We're proud to open it. We feel we were born to do this work. But I'm also sure we'll be revisiting a few comments in the code here and there -- I just thought of a particularly disparaging one I might have left in having to do with C++ unions," Cantrill said with a laugh.
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