innotek (makers of VirtualBox) to be bought by Sun
atheoi at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 00:35:25 GMT 2008
Sun's Solaris/OpenSolaris is pretty much direct competition for Linux
(consider Nexenta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexenta_OS) which is
Ubuntu Solaris rather than Ubuntu Linux :), but they're keeping it
friendly, playing nice with the GPL, etc. (Unlike Microsoft, they
actually are competing based on merit O:)
On Feb 12, 2008 5:08 PM, Cyrus Jones <daradib at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sun sure is purchasing Linux related / open-source companies. First
> MySQL, now Innotek. Hmm...
> I sure hope Sun improves the software it purchases. It would be really
> nice indeed if the expand the free (as in freedom) VirtualBox.
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-02/sunflash.20080212.1.xml
> > "is expected to be completed during the third quarter of Sun's 2008
> > fiscal year. The terms of the deal were not disclosed"
> > Hopefully, as a result of Sun's backing, they'll expand the GPL-side
> > of VirtualBox to feature parity with the proprietary version.
> > CK
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