More OpenSPARC Code Coming

Sun: Open source Niagara 'successful': "Because the open-sourcing of Niagara 1 [has been] overwhelmingly successful, we are now following the same practice, [and] are looking to continue and open source the Niagara 2 [processor] under the GPL (General Public License)." -- David Yen, executive vice president of Sun's scalable systems group, quoted in ZDNet.

Cool. More OpenSPARC code on the way. It's great to see the other projects succeeding in our trek to open up the company. I often wonder, too, about the distinctions between the OpenSPARC community and the OpenSolaris community. I would imagine that there are a lot of similarities because, after all, both start out with source code. But the final product is so very different. Interesting.
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What's actually been "overwhelmingly successful" about it? What's happened that wouldn't have happened if it had been developed to a closed, in-house model?

Posted by guest on August 07, 2007 at 05:40 PM JST #

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