Wednesday, June 14, 2006

 

OpenSolaris: The First Year

So it has been 1 year since Sun did the unthinkable, opened Solaris. Make no mistake, this was a significant event for our industry. Here a large commercial product switched to the new paradigm of open source. Hopefully this can become a model for other products. One thing suprised me is that Sun just can't snap its fingers and make Solaris open. If openness was water then OpenSolaris is a half [full|empty] glass that fills up a little more as time goes on.

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