Sun Solaris “me-too” opensource

Sun announced today about joining the open source bandwagon (sorry, they were always committed to open source, now they have reiterated their committment!) . As usual there is plenty of clever spin. On the one hand I think Sun joined the race a little too late (by this time hordes of Sun hardware users have already switched to Linux running on Ontel boxes), on the other I still feel Sun is somehow going to make it! (though most people have written off Sun!). I have no idea how. Its just my gut feeling at this point 🙂

“Give stuff for free, charge for support, hardware” seems to be the in thing. Wonder where this is headed. Anyway, time will tell, I suppose.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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