Some OpenBSD developers expended significant and risky effort back in
2006-2008 to get this documentation released before Sun got bought by
Oracle. The release of documentation succeeded, assisted by
significant advocacy efforts of folk inside Sun.
The result was significant improvements in OpenBSD/sparc64 support.
Since then, Linux sparc64 support has died on the vine.
So who is behind this this false PR campaign? Can someone spend some
time finding out the origins of this new message? Because it is a BS
campaign for some unclear benefit. This feels like a last-ditch
effort by Oracle to gather some credibility in community due to
release of open documentation / source. TOO LATE. At best, perhaps
this contains a few small updates to the documentation, which should
have been released after the original documents way earlier, if ethics
There is nothing for Oracle to crow about here.
This is the way I see it. This message is false, and some blogger
inside Oracle should has screwed up. Whoever is pushing this at the
head works for One Real Asshole Called Larry Elison. Why upsell this
story now, after so many years? It is too late. Opportunities for
being part of industry success have ... is the right word... sailed?