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+<h2>TODO : What I Don't Suggest Doing</h2>
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+<h3>TODO: Making the Oracle RDBMS Open-source</h3>
+
+<p>
+<b>TODO:</b> Not the fashion of the month among the hipsters, but still widely
+used, very popular
+, and generally considered impressive, and the pre-Sun Oracle main source of 
+income. As a FOSS enthusiast, I'd love to see something similar in scope as 
+FOSS, but I don't see why Oracle should make it open-source, and why it would
+make such a big difference for most of Oracle's customers, who are willing to
+pay for it. I'm also not on the opinion that non-FOSS software is necessarily 
+immoral, or that companies should be forced to make their software open-source,
+and Oracle has been pretty fair in licensing its database.
+</p>
+
+<h2>TODO: What I suggest doing</h2>
+
+<h3>TODO: Make the Solaris Licence GPLv2 and GPLv3 Compatible</h3>
+
+<p>
+Cross-polination with the Linux kernel and the GNU runtime.
+</p>
+
+<h3>TODO: Support and promote GNU/Linux and other Open Systems on UltraSPARC servers</h3>
+
+<p>
+"HP/UX is not UNIX, and AIX is even less than that." -- Solaris is soon to
+follow.
+</p>
+
+<h3>TODO: make Java and OpenOffice.org into bazaar-style open-projects</h3>
+
+<p>
+See: http://lwn.net/Articles/370157/ .
+</p>
+
+<p>
+<b>TODO</b> : consider using the X11 licence or a similar licence, so the
+Golden Rule of "I can fork and you can fork it too" will be OK. (Copyright
+assignment is a problem, but not so much.).
+</p>
+
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