Schwartz on OpenSolaris at OSCON

Andy Oram comments about Jonathan’s interview at OSCON on Tuesday — OSCon: Developers and testers as heroes:

I was impressed with Schwartz’s defense of Solaris. He said Solaris should not be compared to Linux (a software project) but rather to particular distributions of Linux being offered in the marketplace. I can acknowledge his proud claim that OpenSolaris could provide competition that spurs other free operating systems to improve. He also vigorously defended OpenSolaris’s CDDL license, saying their license is open to linking with other software and that it’s the GPL that it is prohibiting collaboration. And he claimed that a large community of contributors were flocking to OpenSolaris.

There’s more to Andy’s comments, but that’s the Solaris part. 🙂

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