Joe Landman has a remark in a post on ZFS performance testing on his company’s hardware that I found interesting
So we have Solaris 10 installed on a JackRabbit-M. According to Sun’s license, as I have learned last night, we cannot report benchmark results without permission from Sun. Sad, but this is how they wish to govern information flow around their product.
I’m sure the whole post is interesting, but I have a storage blindspot (at this point one must really suspect that I’m just willfully ignoring storage). The part that’s interesting is that Sun, which by many other measures is an open company — a CEO who blogs, relatively raw videos shot out straight to the interwebs, podcasts and blog posts from deep within the company — is to tightly controlling information about a core product.
Unfortunately it makes one think about what else they might only appear to be open about, even if such thinking isn’t justified. Seems like a silly mistake for Sun to pursue this path. Perhaps they’ll correct it.