Kuwait Linux User Group

Welcome to the Kuwait Linux User Group, thats dedicated to talk about Linux, BSD, and the use of open source
specially for Kuwait community & others as well -- beside encouraging them to use it.
Follow Us:

distro: eWeek: Analysts: Sun's Open Solaris Plans Face Problems (by Steven J. Vaughan-Ni

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 @ 00:53:07 EST by aziz

On Tuesday, Sun Microsystems Inc. will announce that it will be using its newly minted Common Development and Distribution License open-source license for its long-promised Open Solaris project. However, creating a developer community around such plans to open-source Solaris will not be easy—for many reasons—according to analysts and industry figures.

Sun has long promised that it would open-source Solaris, but it has yet to answer in detail how it will deal with questions about The SCO Group Inc.'s Unix intellectual property claims.

ADVERTISEMENT

"It's hard for me to understand this [Sun open-sourcing Solaris]," said Dan Kusnetzky, IDC's program vice president for system software, back in September. "While Sun prepaid their royalties for Unix a long time ago, they would still agree that it is a derivative work—it is Unix. The SCO Group is the current owner of Unix and is not at all likely to allow its intellectual property to be freely given away under any open-source license."

SCO spokesperson Blake Stowell added at the time: "All I can say is that Sun has the broadest rights of any Unix licensee while at the same time we're confident that Sun knows and understands the terms of that Unix license."

Tom Goguen, Sun's vice president of the operating platforms group, did tell eWEEK's Peter Galli that Sun does not have the legal permission to open-source some Solaris 10 source code. This is mostly third-party specifications and drivers, according to Goguen.

Even if the code is open, Sun's CDDL is not compatible with the GNU GPL (General Public License). "Like the Mozilla Public License, the CDDL is not expected to be compatible with the GPL, since it contains requirements that are not in the GPL," said Claire Giordano, a member of Sun's CDDL team.

The CDDL has other problems for open-source developers as well, according to Mark Webbink, Red Hat Inc.'s associate general counsel. "Some of the license attributes that Sun trumpets actually have the potential of making the software not fully open," he said. "For example, by permitting a different license for the binaries, it will be possible for the binaries to have all of the attributes of proprietary code.

"Here's how this works. The source is made available under the CDDL, but the party building the binaries uses a proprietary compiler that is not readily available and then licenses the binary on a royalty-bearing basis," Webbink said. "Even though they make the source available under the CDDL, the end user would have no ability to replicate the binaries without obtaining a license to the proprietary compiler."

As its first small step to open-sourcing Solaris, Sun will be releasing Solaris' DTrace technology. DTrace is a dynamic tracing framework for Solaris that provides an infrastructure to trace the operating system and user programs' behavior. Sun, however, will not be releasing the compilers and libraries needed to build a functional program from it.

Next Page: Will Sun have a large enough open-source community?


Topic: freebsd
click Related        click Rate This        click Share
Associated Topics

freebsd
eWeek: Analysts: Sun's Open Solaris Plans Face Problems (by Steven J. Vaughan-Ni | Login/Create an Account | 5 comments
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register

Re: eWeek: Analysts: Sun's Open Solaris Plans Face Problems (by Steven J. Vaughan-Ni (Score: 1)
by coachoutlet on Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 02:47:15 EST
  
(User Info )

http://www.louisvuittonoutlet.in.net/ [www.louisvuittonoutlet.in.net], http://www.oakley-sunglasses.in.net/ [www.oakley-sunglasses.in.net], http://www.michael-kors-outlet-online.us.com/ [www.michael-kors-outlet-online.us.com], http://www.tiffanyandco-jewelry.in.net/ [www.tiffanyandco-jewelry.in.net], http://www.coachfactoryoutlet-online.in.net/ [www.coachfactoryoutlet-online.in.net], http://www.oakleysunglasses.jp.net/ [www.oakleysunglasses.jp.net], http://www.poloralphlaurenoutlet.in.net/ [www.poloralphlaurenoutlet.in.net], http://www.coachpurses.in.net/ [www.coachpurses.in.net], http://www.christian-louboutin.me.uk/ [www.christian-louboutin.me.uk], http://www.michaelkorshandbags.in.net/ [www.michaelkorshandbags.in.net], http://www.rayban-sunglasses.in.net/ [www.rayban-sunglasses.in.net], http://www.pradaoutlet.in.net/ [www.pradaoutlet.in.net], http://www.longchamphandbagsoutlet.us.com/ [www.longchamphandbagsoutlet.us.com], http://www.guccihandbagsoutlet.in.net/ [www.guccihandbagsoutlet.in.net], http://www.tiffany-and-co.in.net/ [www.tiffany-and-co.in.net], http://www.longchamphandbags.us.com/ [www.longchamphandbags.us.com], http://www.toryburchoutlet-online.in.net/ [www.toryburchoutlet-online.in.net], http://www.louisvuittonoutletstores.in.net/ [www.louisvuittonoutletstores.in.net], http://www.nikeairmax.in.net/ [www.nikeairmax.in.net], http://www.michaelkorsoutletstore.in.net/ [www.michaelkorsoutletstore.in.net], http://www.christianlouboutin-shoes.in.net/ [www.christianlouboutin-shoes.in.net], Read the rest of this comment...


Re: eWeek: Analysts: Sun's Open Solaris Plans Face Problems (by Steven J. Vaughan-Ni (Score: 1)
by xudada
on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 08:14:10 EDT
(User Info )

fitflops sale clearance [www.fitflops-saleclearance.us.com] cheap tiffanys [www.cheaptiffanyandco.in.net] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkorshandbags.net] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkorshandbags.net] cheap jordans online [www.cheapairjordan.in.net] michael kors outlet [www.michaelkors-outletsonline.us.com] http://www.kobesneakers.com [www.kobesneakers.com] cheap nfl jerseys [www.nfljerseys2015.in.net] http://www.yeezyboost350.uk [www.yeezyboost350.uk] yeezy boost 350 [www.yeezy-shoes.us] true religion sale [www.truereligiononsale.in.net] adidas stan smith [www.adidasstansmith.us.com] michael kors outlet [www.michaelkors-outletsonline.us.com] cheap nfl jerseys [www.nfljerseys2015.in.net] nfl jerseys from china [www.cheapnfljerseysstorechina.com] yeezy shoes [www.yeezyshoes.uk] michael kors outlet store [www.michaelkors-outletstore.us.com] hermes belt for sale [www.hermesbelt.org.uk] nike huarache [www.nike-airhuarache.uk] huaraches shoes [www.huarachesshoes.uk] tiffany and co outlet online [www.tiffanyandcooutletonline.us.com] kobe shoes [www.kobe-shoes.us.com] nike air max thea [www.airmaxthea.us.com] chrome hearts [www.chromeheart.us.com] cheap nfl jerseys [www.nfljerseys2015.in.net] http://www.cheapauthenticjordans.us.com [www.che
Read the rest of this comment...


ds (Score: 1)
by xxxxxxxxxxx111
on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 03:11:58 EDT
(User Info )

oakley sunglasses [www.oakleysunglassescheap.us.org] louis vuitton sacs [www.louisvuitton-sacpascher.fr] moncler jackets [www.moncleroutletstores.us.com] cheap ray bans [www.raybans-sunglasses.us.org] nike blazer pas cher [www.nikeblazerpascher.fr] ralph lauren pas cher [www.ralphlauren-pas-cher.fr] basketball shoes [www.basketballshoes.us.org] michael kors outlet online [www.michael-korsoutletonline.us.org] nike air max 90 [www.airmax90.eu.com] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkors-outlethandbags.us.com] nike blazer [www.nikeblazerpascher.fr] replica watches [www.rolexreplica-watches.com.co] air force 1 shoes [www.airforce1.us.org] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkors-outlethandbags.us.com] supra shoes sale [www.suprashoes.eu.com] michael kors uk [www.michaelkorshandbags.uk] michael kors handbags sale [www.michaelkorshandbagssale.us.com] ralph lauren outlet online [www.ralphlaurenoutlet.com.co] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkors-outlethandbags.us.com] michael kors outlet [www.outletmichaelkors.us.org] michael kors outlet [www.outletmichaelkors.us.org] toms outlet [www.tomsshoes.eu.com] moncler outlet [www.moncleroutletstores.us.com] polo ralph lauren [www.poloralph-lauren.com.co] nike roshe [www.nikerosherunshoes.me.uk] Read the rest of this comment...


ds (Score: 1)
by xxxxxxxxxxx111 on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 03:32:06 EDT
  
(User Info )

oakley sunglasses [www.oakleysunglassescheap.us.org] louis vuitton sacs [www.louisvuitton-sacpascher.fr] moncler jackets [www.moncleroutletstores.us.com] cheap ray bans [www.raybans-sunglasses.us.org] nike blazer pas cher [www.nikeblazerpascher.fr] ralph lauren pas cher [www.ralphlauren-pas-cher.fr] basketball shoes [www.basketballshoes.us.org] michael kors outlet online [www.michael-korsoutletonline.us.org] nike air max 90 [www.airmax90.eu.com] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkors-outlethandbags.us.com] nike blazer [www.nikeblazerpascher.fr] replica watches [www.rolexreplica-watches.com.co] air force 1 shoes [www.airforce1.us.org] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkors-outlethandbags.us.com] supra shoes sale [www.suprashoes.eu.com] michael kors uk [www.michaelkorshandbags.uk] michael kors handbags sale [www.michaelkorshandbagssale.us.com] ralph lauren outlet online [www.ralphlaurenoutlet.com.co] michael kors handbags [www.michaelkors-outlethandbags.us.com] michael kors outlet [www.outletmichaelkors.us.org] michael kors outlet [www.outletmichaelkors.us.org] toms outlet [www.tomsshoes.eu.com] moncler outlet [www.moncleroutletstores.us.com] polo ralph lauren [www.poloralph-lauren.com.co] nike roshe [www.nikerosherunshoes.me.uk] Read the rest of this comment...


Re: ディスチャージヘッド& (Score: 1)
by xxxxxxxxxxx on Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 05:58:16 EST
  
(User Info )

cheap michael kors handbags [www.cheapmichaelkorshandbags.us.org]

kobe 9 elite [www.kobe9elite.us]

cheap jordan shoes [www.jordanshoes.eu.com]

nike air huarache [www.nikeairhuarache.com.co]

christian louboutin shoes [www.christian-louboutinoutlet.us]

nike roshe run [www.nikerosherunshoes.me.uk]

nike tn pas cher [www.nike-tnpascher.fr]

birkenstock sandals [www.birken-stocksandals.com]

cheap nfl jerseys [www.cheap-nfljerseyswholesale.us.com]

michael kors handbags [www.cheapmichael-korshandbags.us.com]

nike free [www.nikefree5.us.com]

salomon boots [www.salomon-shoes.us.com]

moncler jackets [www.moncleroutletstore.us.org]

kobe 9 [www.kobe9elite.us]

nike trainers [www.nike-trainers.com.co]

michael kors handbags wholesale [www.michaelkorshandbagswholesale.us.org]

nike store [www.nikestoreuk.com.co]

nike roshe [www.nikerosherunshoes.me.uk]

michael kors handbags [www.cheapmichael-korshandbags.us.com]

michael kors outlet online [www.michael-korsoutletonline.us.org]

michael kors handbags sale [www.michaelkorshandbagssale.in.net]

michael kors handbags [www.cheapmichael-korshandbags.us.com]

michael kors outlet store [www.michael-korsoutletstore.us.org]

Read the rest of this comment...


meadc (Score: 1)
by meadc on Friday, December 23, 2016 @ 07:59:45 EST
  
(User Info )

abercrombie outlet [www.abercrombieoutlet.us]

pandora australia [www.pandora.org.au]

nike shox [www.nike-id.us]

coach outlet [www.coach-outlet-online.net]

ugg boots [www.uggboots.org.au]

moncler outlet [www.moncler-outlet.co]

adidas australia [www.adidas.org.au]

michael kors purses on sale [www.michaelkorspurses.us]

pandora rings [www.pandora-rings.co.uk]

pandora charms [www.pandoracharms-uk.co.uk]

prada tote bag [www.prada-tote.us.com]

hermes bag [www.hermes-bag.us]

coach outlet,coach factory [www.coach-factory-outlet.net]

michael kors us [www.michael-kors-outlet.us]

michael kors [www.michaelkorsoutlet.it]

MCM Outlet [www.mcmoutlet.net]

canada goose sale [www.canadagooseoutlet.us]

prada tote [www.prada-tote.us.com]

michael kors outlet [www.michael-kors.net]

burberry outlet online [www.burberryoutlet-online.net]

burberry scarfs [www.burberryscarfs.com]

Pandora bracelet [www.pandorabracelet.us]

Chanel bags Outlet [www.chanel-outlet.co]

prada outlet [www.prada-outlet.net]

ugg boots uk [www.ugg-boots-uk.org.uk]

kate spade purses outlet [www.katespadepurses.us]

Read the rest of this comment...


payday loans (Score: 1)
by Pervez on Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 10:40:11 EDT
  
(User Info )

The next few paragraphs appeared to be worth finding out about. Highly happy together with the virtue of your awareness available! I actually genuinely anticipation for you to stay informed about favorable occupation made. At this moment please click here  payday loans  With thanks to get crafting this sort of entire thanks a ton to get spreading.


News ©

Survey

What's your Favorite Mail Server(smtp)?

Sendmail
Qmail
Postfix
Exchange
Lotus Notes



Results
Polls

Votes: 102
Comments: 65