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Oracle kills Sun.com after starvation diet

Oracle is killing Sun.com, the online home of Sun Microsystems and one of the oldest dot-com domain names. An entry on the Oracle's OTN Garage says that sun.com will be decommissioned on June 1. The closure comes after Sun's new owner, Oracle, moved most of the content on BigAdmin, OpenSolaris.com, and some sections of Sun …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Mar 2011
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Oracle retains open source dictatorship

A popular Oracle-controlled open-source project faces a forking after the software giant reiterated that it will restrict what coders can change.</p Oracle has said that open sourcers are free to extend Project Hudson, the software-build and monitoring service it inherited from Sun Microsystems. They can add as many plug-ins …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jan 2011
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OpenSolaris spork ready for download

It is not quite ready for primetime, but with the announcement of OpenIndiana, a so-called spork of Oracle's OpenSolaris Unix distribution, the server world is getting a familiar, re-opened, and community-developed operating system aimed specifically at data center workloads. Alasdair Lumsden owns a hosting company in London …
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OpenSolaris spork ready for Oracle challenge

A spork of the open-source edition of Solaris, OpenSolaris, is ready to start taking on Oracle's official Unix operating system. Project OpenIndiana is due to be announced on Tuesday in London, along with a first development release of the desktop and server operating system. OpenIndiana comes the week ahead of Oracle's mega …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Sep 2010
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OpenSolaris board commits ritual suicide

The OpenSolaris board has suspended operations and symbolically handed all responsibility for the open-variant of Solaris back to database giant Oracle. According to a blog post here: Be it Resolved that the OpenSolaris Governing Board hereby collectively and individually resigns, noting that under the terms of the …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Aug 2010
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OpenSolaris axed by Ellison

You all expected it, and now it has come to pass: Oracle has killed off the OpenSolaris development project. There was never any need for the OpenSolaris governing board to commit ritual suicide — they were going to be ignored to death just the same. A lengthy email sent out to the Solaris development team by Mike Shapiro ( …
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Next Solaris prepped for 2011

The words "OpenSolaris" did not pass his lips once during Oracle's systems strategy update, executive vice president John Fowler in charge of server and storage did talk a little bit about the future of Oracle's Solaris Unix variant. It has been more than five years since Solaris 10 was launched, and Fowler said that next year …
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Illumos sporks OpenSolaris

If you were hoping that someone would fork the OpenSolaris operating system, you are going to have to settle for a spork. You know, half spoon and half fork. That, in essence, is what the Illumos, an alternative open source project to continue development on the core bits of OpenSolaris, is all about. The disgruntled …
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Top Solaris developer flees Oracle

Greg Lavender, the lead developer in charge of the Solaris operating system at Oracle, has left the company. And the OpenSolaris Governing Board, which is supposed to steer the open source version of Solaris, is thinking about disbanding because Oracle has not had any contact with the board for the past six months. As one El …
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Solaris, OpenSolaris, and the Oracle wall of secrecy

Sometimes, Google's search engine does a better job of telling us about IT vendors than the vendors' own public relations and marketing machines, which are often there mostly to deflect questions rather than answer them. So it is with the next commercial and development iterations of Oracle's Solaris Unix operating system. The …
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Oracle murders free OpenSolaris CD shipping

Oracle has murdered the OpenSolaris free CD shipping program. On Wednesday, with a post to the OpenSolaris website discussion mailing list, Oracle program manager for Solaris core OS technology engineering Derek Cicero announced that the company "is no longer offering a free OpenSolaris CD program at this time." Program links …
Cade Metz, 15 Apr 2010
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Oracle buys into Sun's 'Project Copy Linux' dream

A former Sun Microsystems' executive has re-assured worried OpenSolaris users the open-source operating system has a future under new owner Oracle. Dan Roberts, Oracle director of product management, has said the database giant will continue to invest in OpenSolaris and will deliver the operating system's next incarnation: …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Mar 2010
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OpenSolaris devs 'ignored' by Oracle

Alarm bells have started ringing inside the former Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris community over the project's potential future with database giant Oracle. OpenSolaris developers have complained they've been "completely ignored" by Oracle despite reaching out, with their questions over the project's future going unanswered. …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Feb 2010
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Sun sets on Solaris Express Community Edition

Despite the public-relations muzzle on employees at Sun Microsystems these days, the OpenSolaris project has announced that it will discontinue the Solaris Express Community Edition distro of the Solaris Unix variant. According to the posting on the OpenSolaris site, Sun will stop spinning Solaris Express Community Edition "by …
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Sun's Rock is barefoot on Abbey Road

More rumors and some evidence has surfaced suggesting that Sun Microsystems has indeed killed off its "Rock" UltraSparc-RK, sometimes called the UltraSparc-AT10, high-end server processor. Sources at Sun familiar with the Rock project and its related "Supernova" servers told El Reg on June 15 that Sun had killed off the 16- …
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Sun hardens OpenSolaris for EC2

In the wake of the launch of the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release earlier this month, the open source Solaris project has packaged up a bunch of Amazon Machine Image (AMI) virtual machines based on OpenSolaris so they can be deployed on the ECS compute cloud. A few days after the release, the project put out a 32-bit AMI image for …

OpenSolaris ported to ARM chips

Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris project has quietly announced the operating system that just added support for Sparc has now been ported to ARM - commonly used in embedded devices, handhelds and, increasingly, netbooks. It is perhaps an indication of how just stressful things are at Sun these days, with the $5.6bn acquisition by …
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Microsoft to talk Sun-cloud interoperability

CommunityOne Microsoft is making its debut at Sun Microsystems' annual Java jamboree in what's looking like a mission of mutual support. The company will use its first ever JavaOne keynote speech Thursday to talk about the ability to use open-source infrastructure components built by Sun with Microsoft's nascent Azure cloud. Microsoft's …
Gavin Clarke, 1 Jun 2009

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