"The evil-headed twin"
By Jimgris-Oracle on Feb 01, 2005
A: The same ones there have always been -- the evil-headed twin. It's Sun and Microsoft.
Now that's not very nice. I must admit, I've never been called an "evil-headed twin" before. Have you?
A: I don't get it. What makes open-source work is a community of use in which there is a consistent transparency of the source code and people can solve interesting problems. We've learned that lesson very painfully after acquisition and putting software out into the community and getting no traction around it. It's gnarled and potentially not well-written and well-documented and well-supported code. It's not like you can back up the truck, as many companies have found out. ... It's a part of the DNA to be committed to this development model, to be committed to the practices of open-source, to have it be a part of your core culture.
We agree -- community, transparency, DNA, open source development
model, core culture. That describes all the emerging elements of OpenSolaris. So, what's not to get?