Solaris free software portal faces closure

Lack of funding may force free software portal Blastwave, one of the only sources for pre-packaged Solaris software, to close its doors.

Since 2002, the portal has been bundling publicly available software in an easy-to-use format for download by users of Sun Microsystem's Solaris operating system. Its founder, Dennis Clarke told ZDNet Australia the project's software archive was being mirrored by thirty other repositories around the world, and probably saw around 10 million individual downloads in the past year.

Usage has also doubled since Sun launched its open source version of Solaris back in June. However, Clarke has been unable to garner needed corporate sponsorship for the project.

News source: ZDNet AU

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