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November 10, 2010
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It’s not Apache vs. Oracle; it’s Oracle vs. open source

Apache is stuck between a rock and a hard place. It can’t certify that its open-source Java, Harmony is Java compatible. Oracle, like Sun before it, won’t release the needed certification tests. Without that Apache can’t certify that Harmony is … Continue reading

August 3, 2010
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OpenSolaris’ child, Illumos, goes forward without Oracle

Nexenta, an open-source organization that’s been trying to “combine the OpenSolaris kernel with the GNU/Debian user experience,” has announced a new open-source effort called Illumos. Nexenta proclaims this “is a 100% community-driven and -owned effort that aims to provide an … Continue reading