Illuminata about Fishworks

Gordon Haff of Illuminata writes in “Shouting at Disks and Sun’s Fishworks”:

Fishworks is a big part of the secret sauce and value-add of Sun’s recently introduced Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. It also reflects Sun’s new, or at least “tweaked,” software strategy. While DTrace is open source (under the CDDL license) along with the rest of OpenSolaris, the GUI dashboard and other analytic software that makes use of DTrace is not. This is consistent with a more pragmatic approach to open source on the part of Sun that allows for keeping proprietary modules and components mostly aimed at large-scale production deployments.