Hate to ruin the fun....
> On paper, the future is not too bright for Solaris or OpenSolaris on IBM's mainframe platform. In
> two years of the project's life, it's been downloaded just 1,000 times - sometimes repeatedly by
> the same organizations. Otherwise, we're told there are "plenty" of proofs of concept.
1000 downloads by whom? Random people, or the largest companies on the planet? The latter, Gavin, the latter. Not to be uppity, but there's a big difference between Joe in his garage, and Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, and the Mayo Clinic. We're talking about enterprise infrastructure here, not video games. Who is just as important as how many.
> Boyes told us it's wrong to say Oracle has "killed" OpenSolaris on IBM's mainframe,
> but he noted the future is up for grabs as Oracle is grooming through the old Sun's
> software and project assets and deciding what to do with them. The party line
> from Oracle here and during the recent EclipseCon and the Open Source
> Business Conference is that it's still working through projects and deciding what to do.
Since it was never their project in the first place, the only thing that they could do would be to make it harder, and by pulling the OpenSolaris source outright, which wouldn't remove our copy or our right to use it.
We'd like to merge the two. We *were* moving to do so before the acquisition stopped everything for months, and it might still happen. Hate to ruin your story, folks, but it ain't over yet.