Things that make you go hmmm: SCO gives OpenSolaris a licensing blessing

Alan pointed me to this article --- by SJVN no less --- entitled SCO Gives Sun Blessings to Open-Source Solaris Isn't this a bit like getting a blessing from the anti-Christ? It's well-known that SCO and Linux don't get along, and there's certainly no love from the various Linux communities towards Sun on a number of fronts. No doubt the usual people will froth at the mouth at how this allegedly "proves" that Sun is out to kill Linux. Friends, foes, citizens of the world, if you think that then you are sadly mistaken. A quick check of Sun's Operating Systems link under Products and Solutions/Software shows that Linux is even the top link in the table, with the comment Sun brings a comprehensive systems approach to Linux. Sun provides Java technology, x86-based hardware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server along with Sun's Java Enterprise System and Sun Java Desktop System -- all supported by Sun services. Side note: the PTS engineer on the other side of my cubicle wall runs linux (debian if I recall) and most definitely supports linux. A lot of my colleagues just here in this office have a box running linux somewhere in their system menageries too. You can't get better than that for putting your money where your mouth is.
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[Trackback] In September last year , SJVN quoted... "Until we see what kind of licenses Sun is talking about and see what their plans really are, it's hard to say anything," SCO spokesman Blake Stowell said. "SCO is showing that it will fight for its Unix...

Posted by Alan Hargreaves' Weblog on April 14, 2005 at 08:19 AM EST #

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