In stark contrast to proprietary software, open source does not — cannot, even — die. Yes, it can be disused or rusty or fusty, but as long as anyone is interested in it at all, it lives and breathes. Even should the interest wane to nothing, open source software survives still: its life as machine may be suspended, but it becomes as literature, waiting to be discovered by a future generation.

http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2017/09/04/the-sudden-death-and-eternal-life-of-solaris/

#oracle #solaris #open-source #open_source #free_software

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one of the main technologies that keeps java afloat, and reasons why java is used today, is android. (so oracle needs to review their patent claims and just let people use java)

and if oracle wants java to be a player in internet of things business, they need to wish android success in that niche instead of suing google constantly.

#android #java #oracle #internet_of_things #business #market #patents #freedom #software

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No. I worry because there is open and #free source like #GPL, and then there’s open but a little less freer #CDDL, for example. It might be handy to know how tight the chains are held on their #proprietary or not-so-proprietary code. We saw how wonderfully CDDL worked for the #ZFS and the related lawsuits. I don’t see how simply being #OSD - compliant should be enough for me to prostrate myself at the alter of #open-source software, especially with the likes of even #Microsoft, #Oracle and others buzzing around trying to find ways to cleverly call something open while slipping in a poison pill if you do your own thing in the open. http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=962391&postcount=33

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