Cisco going for Unixish operating system?

Cisco has announced plans for a Unix-based operating system for their network equipment, near the same time as Juniper (who already has a BSD-based system for their equipment) announces third-party development abilities (PR here)  (Via the howling void)  Of course, “open” is a relative term.

Having used a variety of Cisco equipment, I can say I’d like to see their system versions at least a little more sane, as it can get quite difficult to sort out all the various point releases.