[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 source code leaked?
Gabriel de la Cruz
gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 19:16:12 UTC 2011
That was a good article, tnks!
I remember those estrange days when nothing was said about what happened to
Opensolaris, somehow the silence reminds me of WWII; It makes more
psychological damage to make someone disappear without telling a word, than
executing him in public. I wonder if this thing we found in the torrent are
the remains of it... maybe they are just teasing us.
History will tell.
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Gary <gdriggs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk wrote:
> > True, if anyone posts a single comment or thought about the code, all of
> Oracle will hunt down this list
> > and all its members! Even thinking about looking at that source code, is
> thought crime! Beware!
> That's either tongue in cheek or more than a bit alarmist. Either way,
> you don't have to open Pandora's torrent as someone else has already
> looked for you and come up with this brief, high-level assessment:
> "... the 108MB tarball appears to contain most or all of the source
> for the kernel of Solaris 11, based on our review of the code. While
> the majority of the code in the archive is marked with the licensing
> header for the Common Development and Distribution License, there is
> also a significant amount of code and makefiles covered by Oracle and
> other companies' copyrights that did not carry the CDDL, as well as
> older code bearing Sun Microsystem's copyright in a directory of the
> archive named 'closed.'
> That proprietary code includes the source for Solaris' kernel-level
> cryptographic framework daemon, logical link control driver, and code
> for mounting NFS filesystems. A significant portion of the code in
> 'closed,' however, also carried the CDDL header; it's not clear if
> Oracle intended to make this previously open code closed or not."
> I'm sure Ars' lawyers are standing by -- or rather, hanging nearby in
> their hammocks, sipping their Mai Thais, and dreaming about fat sacks
> of cash from St. Nicholas.
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