Microsoft Comments on OpenSolaris

Microsoft commented about OpenSolaris in eWeek today — Solaris Code Opened to Lure Developers. Here’s a little snip:

While there has been criticism about the business value of giving away the Solaris source code, Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s president, said the release of that code is expanding the number of opportunities in front of Sun and does not decrease the economic potential of the platform going forward.

But some competitors are not convinced that opening the source code will improve adoption. Bill Hilf, Microsoft Corp.’s technical director for platform strategy, in Redmond, Wash., said business software purchases are made based on value and return on investment, not because the user could hack the operating system.

Nice. They noticed. Finally. I was feeling left out.

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  1. “business software purchases are made based on value and return on investment”
    LOL! What better ROI than to download Solaris 10 for FREE!

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