"Unlike a lot of other companies who are using open source as a way to dispose of end of life code, we've taken Solaris 10 - the hottest operating system on the planet with the latest and greatest features and committed that to open source. This is not and EOL [end of life], this is a supercharging, rocket launching way of driving what we think is the best IP in the operating system space forward," Sun CEO Scott McNealy said in a teleconference.
The CEO made a big deal out of the indemnification that the company offers to developers who work on OpenSolaris - something Linux doesn't.
Many details of the launch have been leaked in the past weeks, including the licence Sun is using and the idemnification, leaving few surprises at the actual launch.
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