Sun to GPL Solaris? DTrace? ZFS?

Sun is considering relicensing their Solaris OS under GPL. Is this why they hired Ian Murdoch?

In Sun’s view, more developers writing to its platform equals more revenue. To get there, the company needs to make Solaris “palatable and effective for people who traditionally use Linux,” says Bob Brewin, Sun’s chief technology officer for software. “And Solaris is seen by that community as lagging.” Sun has been adding support for Web-friendly programming languages–like Perl, PHP, and Ruby–to Java, to appeal to the Silicon Valley startups the company is eager to court.

This would certainly make ZFS a more viable option in Linux since it could be run in kernelspace rather than (more slowly in) FUSE. It also could mean we’d see DTrace for Linux.

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