Solaris 10 – No Benchmarks Without Permission

I don’t know how many folks have spotted this, but on the Linux NFSv4 list last night there was a posting about the fact that they’ve had to obtain written permission from Sun in order to post interoperability testing results!

The Solaris Operating System – Software License Agreement which claims to govern your use of Solaris 10 says:

(f) You may not publish or provide the results of any benchmark or comparison tests run on Software to any third party without the prior written consent of Sun.

Can anyone from Sun confirm/deny that this applies to the “free” Solaris 10 as well ? Because personally I think this sort of licensing agreement sounds like they don’t want people to find out how it really performs, which sends absolutely the wrong message!