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Oracle/Sun Enforces Pay-For-Security-Updates Plan 238

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the you-get-what-you-pay-for dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Recently, the Oracle/Sun conglomerate has denied public download access to all service packs for Solaris unless you have a support contract. Now, paying a premium for gold-class service is nothing new in the industry, but withholding critical security updates smacks of extortion. While this pay-for-play model may be de rigueur for enterprise database systems, it is certainly not the norm for OS manufactures. What may be more interesting is how Oracle/Sun is able to sidestep GNU licensing requirements since several of the Solaris cluster packs contain patches to GNU utilities and applications."
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Oracle/Sun Enforces Pay-For-Security-Updates Plan

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