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February 9, 2007

Sun woos FSF with GPLv3 carrot while Linux gets the stick

Filed under: GPL, linux, Sun — tuxicity @ 6:49 pm


Reaction to the Free Software Foundation’s upcoming revision of the GNU Public License (GPLv3) has been mixed so far, with many participants taking a wait-and-see attitude while others (such as Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds) actively opposing certain provisions. Now Sun has apparently decided to put its weight squarely behind the FSF and GPLv3. The reasons may not be as pure as you think.
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Sun likes what it sees in the new GPL

Filed under: GPL, Sun — tuxicity @ 1:35 pm

 

Sun likes the idea of governing both projects with the upcoming GPL version 3, Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz said in a speech and an interview at the company’s analyst summit here Tuesday.
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January 18, 2007

Peek through the Looking Glass with LG3D-LiveCD

Filed under: Distributions, Slackware, Sun — tuxicity @ 3:34 am

Sun’s Project Looking Glass is a 3-D desktop environment for Linux, Windows, and Solaris. If you are interested in seeing what it offers but are not ready to install the packages directly on your system, you can still get a feel for the avant-garde interface with the just-released LG3D-LiveCD 3.0.

Linux.com | Peek through the Looking Glass with LG3D-LiveCD :: More..

January 16, 2007

Sun’s Fortran replacement goes open-source

Filed under: Open Source, Sun — tuxicity @ 8:17 am

Sun Microsystems took a new open source step last week, enlisting the outside world’s help in an attempt to create a brand-new programming language called Fortress.

Sun’s Fortran replacement goes open-source – ZDNet UK :: More..

January 13, 2007

Java IDEs make nice: Eclipse joins JCP

Filed under: Java, Open Source, Sun — tuxicity @ 6:27 am

Maybe cats and dogs can live together, after all. Sources close to the matter revealed today that the Eclipse Foundation has joined the Java Community Process (JCP). A quick check of the JCP membership list reveals that the Foundation is listed as a member.

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January 12, 2007

A perfect New Year Gift from Sun Microsystems – A Free Solaris Media Kit

Filed under: Java, Open Solaris, Sun — tuxicity @ 11:12 pm

The media kit is a fabulous DVD case consisting of three DVDs – a copy of Solaris 10 6/06 build operating system for the x64/x86 platform, a copy of Solaris 10 6/06 build operating system for the SPARC platform and finally a DVD containing Java software goodies which include Sun Studio 11, Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 and Netbeans ver 5.0.

All about Linux: – A Free Solaris Media Kit :: More….

January 11, 2007

Sun Microsystems, the begrudging Linux vendor

Filed under: linux, Sun — tuxicity @ 6:14 pm

The Sun Microsystems marketing machine has been hard at work promoting its Solaris 10 operating system as of late, with special events for the press and analyst community. But market data suggests that it’s Linux — not Solaris — that Sun customers want.

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January 4, 2007

Distribution Release: LG3D LiveCD 3.0

Filed under: Distributions, Java, linux, Slackware, Sun — tuxicity @ 1:35 pm

LG3D LiveCD 3.0, a bootable CD featuring the recently released version 1.0 or the Java-based 3D Desktop known as Project Looking Glass, is now available for download: “Finally LG3D LiveCD 3.0 has been released. Based on SLAX 5.1.8, this LG3D LiveCD 3.0 showcases Sun Microsystem’s stunning 3D desktop Project Looking Glass 3D (LG3D).

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January 2, 2007

Java And Open Source

Filed under: GPL, Java, Open Source, Sun — tuxicity @ 4:38 pm

In November, Sun Microsystems moved to “open source” status for Java, after a decade of maintaining proprietary status for the portable programming language.

Specifically, Sun has placed Java into the public domain by putting it under GPL – an acronym for General Public License. What this means is that software programmers will have vastly increased freedom to develop programs based on Java and to develop modifications for the language itself.

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Niagara gets Linux virtualisation boost

Filed under: linux, Sun — tuxicity @ 11:37 am

OpenVZ, virtualisation software that carves a single version of Linux into separate containers for different tasks, now is available for computers using Sun’s UltraSparc T1 processor.
SWsoft, which launched the open-source OpenVZ project and bases its proprietary Virtuozzo product on it, created the port in response to a request by Jonathan Kinney, a data systems specialist at Advantagecom Networks who supplied a server for the UltraSparc T1 “Niagara” work and who plans to use the software at his company. The software can be downloaded from the project website.

ZDNet UK | More..

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