[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 source code leaked?
minikola at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 12:31:29 UTC 2011
Open Indiana wrote:
> It's like sneezing in a dark-room, now Oracle can wait outside to see who
> all catched the flue.
Maybe it is truly CDDL for the parts marked like that,
besides, why would Oracle keep CDDL headers if it is not CDDL anymore?
Also CDDL is saying derived work holds the same license as previous CDDL
work. That goes for Oracle Solaris 11.
If Internally in Oracle, source is developed with CDDL headers and
developing on top of already open and existing CDDL licensed code, then
does it matter WHO released the code?
Solaris11 It is derived work from Opensolaris, it is same-licensed, it
And maybe Oracle just does not want to acknowledge publicly that Solaris
11 is open product, like it was Opensolaris.
Or it was planned at some later time to be publicized.
*Best option is to develop Illumos separately but with S11 CDDL-ed code
released it leaves Oracle the ability to import Illumos changes they
like, because their S11 code is published.
Anyway, one Oracle statement about S11 source that is marked with CDDL
and released, might prove beneficial to Oracle and anyone else.
Maybe Oracle did not want to make CDDL-derived work available, using its
power of owning rights to Opensolaris code itself,
but once CDDL-ed derived work is published, it stays as it is and it
seems to me there is no coming back for Oracle,
but to play with the crowd and acknowledge S11 is open source, under
CDDL and use it to boost Solaris11 support and hardware sales.
CDDL enforces its license on derived work on similar way Mozilla license
and GPL licenses do.
Maybe releasing the S11 code is best thing for Oracle, anyway.
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