Yet another scathing appraisal of how Oracle is handling Solaris…

…by those who know it best, in this case Eric Schrock:

http://dtrace.org/blogs/eschrock/2011/05/31/beyond-oracle/

“It is with a sad heart, however, that I look at the work so many put into making OpenSolaris what it was, only to see it turned into the next HP-UX – a commercially relevant but ultimately technologically uninteresting operating system. This is not to denigrate the work of those at Oracle working on Solaris 11, but I personally believe that a truly innovative OS requires an engaged developer base interacting with the source code, and unique technologies that are adopted across multiple platforms. With no one inside or outside of Oracle believing the unofficial pinky swear to release source code at some abstract future date, many may wonder what will happen to the bevy of cutting edge technologies that made up OpenSolaris.

“…suffice to say that OpenSolaris is alive and well outside the walls of Oracle, so give it a spin and get involved!”

Amen.

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