"Albert White (Sysadmin)" wrote:
> So this licence takes away youre 'right to fork'....kinda like the SCSL.
> But thats ok cause its xv and not say...Solaris.
ok with who? redhat for instance had one of their developers write a
replacement for xv and then quit distributing it.
i was a big sun fan. sunos was my introduction to unix, and i think
they've done a lot for the unix community, but lately i think they have
their heads rammed firmly up their rears. the scsl is like going to a
black-tie party naked except for a tiny black bow-tie. one week they
carry redhat for sparc, the next they're never going to have a linux
plan. they release solaris and java with the scsl, and then release nfs
with a looser license.
ibm - *IBM* fer cryin out loud - has a consistent linux policy. they
seem to balance their interests with the communities interest very
well. these are people who would go to usenix in ties. some friend's
went to usenix in 1992 and the sun people were cool, while the ibm folks
had great beer, stiff as boards, and generally "didn't get it."
now it seems like times have changed. a lot of linux distributions will
be carrying a jvm soon, and it will be supplied by ibm, not sun. i
really hope sun gets a clue. it seems like they've gotten so tied up
with battling microsoft that they've entered some constant war like
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