Sun Microsystems announced it will release the Solaris Cluster source code through the HA (High Availability) Clusters community on the OpenSolaris site. Sun is releasing the Open High Availability Cluster in response to interest and feedback from the OpenSolaris community.
SUN's CIO Jonathan Schwarz invites Linus Torvalds for dinner to end the cynical dispute Linus started on LKML and to make the world a better place for everyone. An open letter to Linus about the competition of Linux and OpenSolaris and about SUN's interests in this market.
In a discussion about "Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3" Linus is quite pessimistic about Sun's commitment to open source: "So they want to use Linux resources (_especially_ drivers), but they do *not* want to give anything back especially ZFS, which seems to be one of their very very few bright spots)."
You have to take a look at Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's blog today. He has pledged the company will use its patents to defend Red Hat and Ubuntu. That's the headline, and I'm really happy to know that Sun's very extensive patent portfolio is available, just in case it is ever needed. You never know these days. And yes, I take that as a message in a bottle to Microsoft. But he says it in such an interesting and creative way, I think you'll be glad if you go and read the entire entry.
Builder AU's Nick Gibson sat down with Sun Microsystems's Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps to find out what's the fallout of open sourcing Java, what he really thinks about GPL v3 and why Sun is living on the prayer of Open Source.
"You would be wise to listen to the customers you're threatening to sue - they can leave you, especially if you give them motivation. Remember, they wouldn't be motivated unless your products were somehow missing the mark."
Hoping to win the hearts and minds of millions of internet programmers, the giants of the software industry are starting to sing a new song: Free your software and developers will follow.
Releasing Solaris under the GPL -- an idea Jonathan Schwartz first broached publicly in a January, 2006, blog post -- could catalyze large numbers of developers to write software that runs on Sun gear. Technology in Sun's newest Sparc microprocessors, which have won rave reviews for performance, is also available under the GPL, as is most of Java.