More news out of OSCON this week: Sun Microsystems is offering its own twist on the LAMP stack.
InfoWorld reports Sun showed off its Web Stack on Tuesday. As its name indicates, the stack includes technology used to run Web sites and Web applications. It is based on the AMP portion of the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP), but users will have a choice of operating systems: Sun's Solaris, Linux, Windows or other operating systems. The story says Sun will provide support for Solaris starting this quarter, for Linux starting next quarter, and for Windows and others starting later in the year.
Let's be honest -- we knew this was coming as soon as Sun acquired MySQL, right? Except at that point, I thought it would be strictly a MAPS stack (MySQL, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP, Solaris). Maybe the Linux Foundation's reaction to that idea wasn't the only one that was adverse.
Whatever the motivation to offer multiple operating systems, it looks like Sun is focusing on working with rather than excluding other platforms, just like Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth encouraged Linux developers to do when working on Linux desktop.