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Re: Debian OpenSolaris port, exchange with Sun folks in webforum/MailingList

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 01:55:36AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > Yeah, sure, but in the case of an OpenSolaris kernel with a glibc based
> > userland, as we are considering, the point is moot, as the kernel/userland
> > interface is enough to stop any derivative-work-contagion, so we are back to
> > the lone choice of venue thingy, and its rather feeble argumentation on
> > debian-legal, full of chinese dissidents and desert islands :)
> Hmm. From a technical side of things, how much effort is going to have
> to go into porting glibc in order to support all the nice features of

No idea about this. Didn't even look, but then glibc used to run on closed
source solaris, so, even if it doesn't take full advantage, there should be
possibilities there. If some people want to do it, good for them, the more the

> the Solaris kernel? From the legal side of things, I'd be surprised if
> any upload of CDDLed material was rejected out of hand.

Ok, but this is not what has been floating around, either here, or on the open
solaris mailing lists. I mostly see wild claims and plain FUD and such. Sure
the fact that there is many folk on that list with deeply ingrained GPL/Linux
resentment over the success of them, doesn't help much.


Sven Luther

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