Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan & David Orenstein

  • Will Solaris 'community source' have an impact?

    Sun Microsystems is making its Solaris operating system source code publicly available to developers under its `community-source' licence program in a move apparently aimed at mimicking the success of Linux. Under the Sun program, developers and users can download Solaris source code for free and make changes to the operating system as long as all the changes are reported back to Sun. But developers will still have to pay licence fees to Sun if they decide to use any Solaris code in commercial products.