Sun Same Old Same Old

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 24, 2009.

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    This is a company with no bloody idea what its strategy is regarding Open
    Source. It dithered so long over open-sourcing Java, and then Solaris, and
    now it's cutting back on those projects.

    The company had a brief ascendancy during the Unix workstation boom of the
    1980s, but it's been on a long slow decline ever since.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 24, 2009
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    news2.thing Guest

    and it will bugger openoffice as well....if it has not already......


    news2.thing, Jan 25, 2009
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    If Sun shows signs of driving it into the ground, it will fork.

    Problems with open-source projects tend to be self-solving that way.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 25, 2009
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    news2.thing Guest

    It cant as Sun controls the source code I believe? I think in
    order to fork they would have to start again from its
    not really an open source project...


    news2.thing, Jan 26, 2009
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    It's open source, they can't stop forks.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 26, 2009
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