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one reply from sun about ultrasparc3 support

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I'm sorry you don't yet believe that we are striving to be a traditional
company that works well with the Open Source community.  Most of our
efforts to date have been in the software arena, and I think some of
what you ran into was the trailing edge of Open Source awareness (in the
hardware business).  

I'm not at all surprised to hear that you run BSD on SPARC.  Many of my 
pals in Apache tell me the same.  I'm happy to help you make that 
configuration run better.  I only wish you guys had found me sooner, before 
you got so angry with Sun. I ask you to please look at our many contributions 
in the software arena and compare them to our competitors...then tell me whether 
we've made any ground in your opinion of us?  

Look at SunSource.net if  you don't believe me.

In any case, I think we're going to make quick progress now on the SPARC
3 information needed by OpenBSD.

Thanks for writing.

Danese Cooper
Sun Open Source Programs Office

On Monday, November 25, 2002, at 06:35 PM, martink_(_at_)_redteam_(_dot_)_ca wrote:

> You guys call yourselves open source? More often Sun is coming across
> as a wolf in sheep's clothing.
> Lots of people run sparcs without solaris, and we are not about to 
> about to move to solaris either.
> Witholding hardware documentation will not result in increased profits
> for Sun's solaris division; rather it will result in losses of sparc
> sales.

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