There is a message here for Microsoft, though. The only sensible license cost for a cloud-based platform is $0.00 per instance.
I said that OpenSolaris would be available on EC2. Looks like I should have used the present tense, instead.
$ ec2-describe-images -a | grep -i solaris IMAGE ami-8946a3e0 opensolaris.thoughtworks.com/opensolaris-mingle-2_0_8540-64.manifest.xml 089603041495 available public x86_64 machine aki-ab3cd9c2 ari-2838dd41
(I’ve said it before, but there’s just no need to pay money for development infrastructure any more. Conversely, there’s no excuse for any development team to run without version control, automated builds, and continuous integration.)