Snuffing Out OpenSolaris Dims Oracle’s Light in FOSS Community

Just a day after Oracle filed suit against Google for its use of Java in Android, the FOSS community received another blow at the hands of the tech giant in the form of news that it plans to kill the OpenSolaris project. “This is a terrible sendoff for countless hours of work — for quality software which will now ship as an Oracle product that we (the original authors) can no longer obtain on an unrestricted basis,” wrote OpenSolaris contributor Steven Stallion in a blog post. “This is truly a perversion of the open source spirit.”

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