Infoworld about the future of Opensolaris/Solaris
Serdar Yegulalp’s article “News Of Solaris’s Death Is Greatly Exaggerated” ends with a good comment why such comment like the one of Mr. Vaughan-Nichols are just utter bullshit:
But Solaris may be much tougher to kill. Not just because open source is forever (well, it's only forever as long as someone's actually working on it, but that's another essay), but because there are a whole mess of paying customers with support contracts who say that Solaris is forever, too. Or as close to forever as their IT budget allows.
There is money to earn. It’s that simple.