RE: Solaris source (fwd)

Sumpter, Lloyd (
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:24:11 -0700

Personally, I think it's GREAT that Sun may be competing with Linux.
What better marketing can we have? ("Gee, Sun thinks Linux is a genuine
threat. Maybe it's a real OS after all - I'd better check it out!")

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>From: David S. Miller[]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 1997 4:35 PM
>Subject: Re: Solaris source (fwd)
> From: "SethMeister G." <>
> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 19:24:30 -0400 (EDT)
> I don't think (despite what that dude from SGI said) that Sun is
> competing with Linux, nor do I beleive that it is their aim. Being
> a Sun employee myself (and no I don't speak for them) I can tell
> you this for certain.
>Then what possible other aim could they possibly have, especially
>since they mention Linux specifically as one of the incentives behind
>their "free Solaris source" marketing announcement?
>I don't know, if they have other real incentives behind this act, so
>be it. But people are certainly going to view it as being a "Sun
>vs. Linux" thing no matter what the truth actually is.
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