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Daily Dose - Solaris 10 License Change

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At some point during the Oracle-Sun integration, Solaris 10 had a change in its usage terms which has caused some confusion on tech news sites and blogs.  The change is described in this quote from the licensing terms: "Once you have completed the survey, you will be redirected to the Solaris 10 download page for downloading, and your Entitlement Document will be sent to your registered e-mail address. Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software."  In the earlier terms it was possible to keep using Solaris for free past 90 days if you gave Sun a valid email, but now it's not so clear.

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