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The Solaris Forums go live - http://www.Solarisforums.com

A new free forum community is starting up, and anyone and everyone is welcome. The site has recent news and forums which are there to help and support the Solaris community !

Posted 2005-02-04, 04:38 GMT by Rclark
 

Sun to release an open-source Solaris 10 under its CDDL licence

Sun has announced that it will use its CDDL licence to distribute an open source version of its flagship Solaris 10 operating system.

And with that release will come access to 1,600 patents contained in the software. [...]

But there are caveats: these patents will only be free to license for use by developers building products distributed under Sun's Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL).

More: PCPro

Posted 2005-01-27, 21:43 GMT by Mariusz zynel
 

OpenSolaris.org now ‚??open‚?Ě for business

The Solaris operating system is being released under the terms of the OSI-approved, CDDL (Common Development and Distribution License). Millions of development hours worth of code and over 1,600 patents are being contributed to the open source community. We know that innovation happens everywhere. And we're going to stand shoulder to shoulder with you. To push Solaris. And see how far we -- together -- can take it.

More: OpenSolaris.org

Posted 2005-01-27, 01:43 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
 

Sun Challenges IBM to Port to Solaris

Sun Microsystems President and COO Jonathan Schwartz threw down the gauntlet in front of IBM, calling for the company to be more open and interoperable.

In a letter on his Web log addressed to IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, Schwartz called for IBM to port its various software applications, including DB2, WebSphere and Tivoli, to run on Sun's Solaris 10 operating system for the x86 platform. Solaris 10 is slated to ship in March.

The outspoken executive claimed dozens of Fortune 500 Sun and IBM customers have asked IBM to support Solaris x86, and noted that software makers such as Oracle, BEA, SAP, Veritas, Computer Associates and others will support Solaris x86

More: Internetnews.com

Posted 2005-01-25, 11:01 GMT by MAriusz Zynel
 

Sun's Solaris for hippies to arrive next week

After years of hype, it looks like Sun Microsystems will finally unveil its open source version of Solaris at an event next week or at least make some new rumblings around the project.

Sun is holding a conference call with reporters and analysts on Jan. 25 to discuss "the company's Solaris open source initiative." Sun will most likely package the core parts of Solaris under its new Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), which was approved last week by the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) board.

More: The Register

Posted 2005-01-20, 10:12 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
 

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