Red October Announcement

Picture of Typhoon Submarine

Sun just announced that Sun's entire server-side software portfolio will be free of charge and open source. This is internally known as Project Red October, after the fictional russian submarine in Tom Clancy's novel based on a typhoon class submarine. Read JL's blog for the why of the name. The deal includes Solaris 10, N1, Development Tools, and JES; it seems Sun is using the term Solaris Enterprise System for the whole thing.

The response seems mostly positive. Some interesting blogs are from Juan Carlos Soto, Simon Phipps, and from JL himself.

News reaction as of this posting includes Red Herring, The Street and ZDNet.

Comments:

Time to storm the Winter Palace and shoot all the Mensheviks!

Posted by Vladimir Illyich Lenin on December 08, 2005 at 07:24 AM PST #

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