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PC Week: Sun opens Solaris ... sort of

Feb 26, 1999, 12:52 (0 Talkback[s])

"It's not quite open-source software, but developers are about to get access to the Solaris operating system without paying for it. Indeed, Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to put all of its platform software -- including Solaris -- under a Community Source License, the company said this week. The license is likely to cover any Sun software that is not specific to end users or vertical markets."

"Community Source is a quasi-open source license that Sun announced in December for Jini, Java and its Java Workshop development tool. In a reversal of its previous practice, Sun, of Mountain View, Calif., will not collect money from developers until they ship binary products based on Sun source code."

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