[TUHS] Solaris 10 source code

James jpetts at operamail.com
Sun Jun 19 06:08:02 AEST 2005

Groklaw (http://www.groklaw.net/) has some VERY good discussion of the 'openness' of this code...

-----Original Message-----
From: "Gregg C Levine" <hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 15:52:35 
To:<tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>
Subject: RE: [TUHS] Solaris 10 source code

Hello from Gregg C Levine
However, it happens that I spent some time talking with the folks at
the company in question, during the boot camp sessions that launched
Sol 10. It happens that the code is one hundred percent theirs. Now
there might be some lingering strangeness that follows from the BSD
evolved forms of Sol leading up to 10, that is all there will be.

Although I suspect a good hacker would be able to sort out the
differences and dummy up a working kit to support the assertions of
yours James Falknor, I myself do not have those talents.

However, Andrzej Popielewicz, I welcome your efforts.
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
"The Force will be with you... Always." Obi-Wan Kenobi 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org
[mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On
> Behalf Of Andrzej Popielewicz
> Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 12:39 PM
> To: James Falknor
> Cc: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Solaris 10 source code
> Uz.ytkownik James Falknor napisa?:
> > To all the Unix Officiando's,
> >
> > Have any of you checked out the recent release of Sun's Solaris 10
> > source code known as OpenSolaris?
> >
> > What are your thoughts on the subject?
> >
> > Is the source code still considered to be based on SVR4?
> >
> > Any likely chance of using Solaris source code to bring 32V or
> > 7 of Unix into the modern world of x86 usage?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > James Falknor
> >
> I did not check sources of Solaris 10 yet, but as an owner of many
> Solaris 8/9 licenses I will certainly do it.
> As far as Unix Version 7 is concerned I see some chances . Let us
> consider such idea .
> For example Coherent is based on Unix version 7. It has also support
> DKI/DDI driver interface (but not complete implementation). Solaris
> drivers as far as I know use DKI/DDI. So there is some chance that
> least drivers could be in some way portable .
> Probably using NetBSD would be also an alternative.
> Andrzej

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