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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 01:31:08PM -0800, Erast Benson wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 22:19 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > Or, *freedoms*.  If a hardware vendor wants to profit from Linux users, 
> > they need to lift the limitations on the access to knowledge about their 
> > wares.
> Please wake up. :-)
> This will never happen. Nobody sane who spent 50$ millon dollars VC's
> capital will open their IP for free. This is fact of life. And than
> sooner Linux-kernel community will acknowlage it, it is better for them.

Why? Othen than the typical "It's my toy and no one can have it!".
Solaris 10 is already free to download, and Sun is making profit of
hardware, and always has. Why would they not open it up? They don't need
it, and the community could help them.

> Major shift of Linux users to OpenSolaris-based distributions might
> happen pretty soon.

What? Do you really think it's that easy?

> The question is: whether Debian community wants to be on train or not
> and at which point?
> Erast
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Gabriel Puliatti

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