2/22/2010

OpenSolaris devs ‘ignored’ by Oracle

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Alarm bells have started ringing inside the former Sun Microsystems’ OpenSolaris community over the project’s potential future with database giant Oracle.

OpenSolaris developers have complained they’ve been “completely ignored” by Oracle despite reaching out, with their questions over the project’s future going unanswered.

Project member Peter Tribble blogged here following an open letter to Oracle by OpenSolaris developer and evangelist Ben Rockwood pleading for information about what’s in store for Solaris on February 2.

Rockwood’s appeal came days after Oracle’s high-profile strategy announcement in January that outlined the company’s product plans with Sun, that failed to mention OpenSolaris bar one reference on a slide.

Oracle and former Sun executives instead focused their Solaris talk on the paid version of the Unix operating system that spawned the free and open OpenSolaris project, and its future in joint server, storage, and relational database Exadata appliance.

Sex.com For Sale Again

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Sex.com, arguably the web’s most valuable address, is up for sale after its owner went bust.

Escom LLC, which bought Sex.com in 2006 from Match.com founder Gary Kremen for a reported $14m, is in foreclosure. The coveted address currently hosts text links to porn websites.

It will change hands again at auction in New York on March 18, but it seems unlikely it will match its pre-recession price. To participate bidders must deposit $1m in escrow, however.

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