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    Re: Oracle buys Sun

    Interesting.
    wonder if ZFS will be put under GPL?
    but then again if they did that what would they do with Btrfs?

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    Re: Oracle buys Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    Interesting.
    wonder if ZFS will be put under GPL?
    but then again if they did that what would they do with Btrfs?
    I expect the opposite. Oracle are not an Open company. I anticipate them killing off Free versions of things, and un-GPLing future versions of things under GPL

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    Re: Oracle buys Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    and un-GPLing future versions of things under GPL
    You can do that?

    So is this a good or bad thing do you think Directhex?

    I guess for some it will mean an easy single source for their DB apps now.

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    Re: Oracle buys Sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    You can do that?
    Let's say you own the source code to Funkstar Deluxe. Versions 1.0 -> 5.0 are closed source, under a Windowsy EULA. Version 6.0 is released under a EULA - but you also publish most of the source code under a Free license as Funkstar Open Edition. You can go closed-only again for Funkstar Deluxe 7.0. You can't revoke the freedoms you assigned to 6.0 Open Edition, but it may well end up on en evolutionary dead-end path. Equally, of course, it could take over & become bigger than the original. You never know.

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    Re: Oracle buys Sun

    Makes sense, just never thought of it really.

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    Inocent. I like that

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