Re: [Nolug] world ends, MySQL bought by SUN

From: -ray <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 01:35:00 -0600 (CST)
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On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, Joey Kelly wrote:

>> I don't get it either. Sun has a pretty good track record lately with
>> open source. Why do people not like Sun so much?
> While not the only reason for my lament, Sun went open-source only because it
> was the only way to stay relevant. IMHO.

Please. Sun was open-source before the term "open source" was even
coined. Their contributions to BSD and little protocols like NIS and NFS
are well documented. They "get" Unix cause they *wrote* most of it 25-30
years ago. If any major corporation understands open source, it's Sun.
To say they went open source to stay relevant is ridiculous.


Ray DeJean  			
Systems Engineer                    Southeastern Louisiana University
IBM Certified Specialist  	      AIX Administration, AIX Support
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