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[News] OpenSolaris Evolves, OpenSparc Brought to Academia

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OpenSolaris Constitution: Updating v2

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| I updated the Constitution again. This is the third attempt. I'm sure there 
| will be many more drafts. You don't write something like this in just a few 
| drafts. Also, I put this version on the Genunix wiki, so hopefully that will 
| make it easy for people to just jump in and edit.    


Sun injects Euro universities with OpenSparc

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| The processor and operating system technologies that made Sun Microsystems 
| one of the first big Silicon Valley startups got their start three decades 
| inside the computer science departments of two universities. It was Stanford 
| University for the hardware and the University of California at Berkeley for 
| the operating system that would eventually become Solaris.    
| There is a feedback loop you can get with tech and academia. It starts there, 
| gets commercialized, and then comes back as products that universities and 
| colleges deploy to do research. That's why new technology that offers some 
| sort of edge is always adopted by academia and government labs first. Take 
| Linux-based supercomputer clusters as just one example.    


This is a good step towards making hardware open and raising awareness of the


Sun and Ministry of Education for the People's Republic of China Announce
Landmark Agreement Based on Sun's OpenSPARC Technology

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| Sun Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq:JAVA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) for 
| the People's Republic of China today announced a three-year collaboration 
| agreement designed to meet China's demand for cultivating integrated circuit 
| (IC) engineering talent and industry development. The agreement is based on 
| Sun's OpenSPARC(TM) program.    


Sun's Niagara chip breaks like the Wind River

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| Wind River this week lent a helping hand to one of Sun Microsystems'
| more interesting processor efforts. The software maker announced that
| its telco hardened version of Linux will be tuned for Sun's UltraSPARC
| T1 processor.


Perens set to tackle open-source hardware

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| On Monday, Perens plans to announce the TAPR Open Hardware
| License, a document written by John Ackerman designed
| specifically to govern hardware designs that can be
| modified and redistrubuted. Perens plans to submit the
| license to the Open Source Initiative for its as an
| open-source license.


Sun, allies broaden open-source chip push

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| Sun Microsystems' open-source chip plan is bearing some early fruit,
| but the server and software company hopes to increase further
| involvement by sharing the designs of its forthcoming "Niagara
| 2" processor.
| [...]
| Simply RISC, too, was drawn by the open-source license. Sun chose the
| General Public License (GPL), which also governs the Linux kernel
| and thousands of other software projects. 

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