> From: Tim Cook [mailto:t...@cook.ms] > > Why would I spend all that time and > energy participating in ANOTHER list controlled by Oracle, when they have > shown they have no qualms about eliminating it with basically 0 warning, at > their whim?
>From an open source, community perspective, I understand and agree with this >sentiment. If OSS projects behave this way, they die. The purpose of an >oracle-hosted mailing list is not for the sake of being open in any way. It's >for the sake of allowing public discussions about their product. While a >certain amount of knowledge will exist with or without the list (people can >still download solaris 11 for evaluation purposes and test it out on the honor >system) there will be less oracle-specific knowledge in existence without the >list. For anyone who's 100% dedicated to OSS and/or illumos and doesn't care >about oracle-specific stuff, there's no reason to use that list. But for >those of us who are sysadmins, developers using eval-licensed solaris, or in >any way not completely closed to the possibility of using oracle zfs / >solaris... For those of us, it makes sense. Guess what, I formerly subscribed to netapp-toasters as well. Until zfs came along and I was able to happily put netapp in my past. Perhaps someday I'll leave zfs behind in favor of btrfs. But not yet. Guess what also, there is a very active thriving Microsoft forum out there too. And they don't even let you download MS Office or Windows for evaluation purposes - they're even more closed than Oracle in this regard. They learned their lesson about piracy and the honor system. ;-) _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss