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ComputerWorld: Sun Opens Solaris Code

Oct 04, 1999, 18:17 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jaikumar Vijayan, David Orenstein)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. is making its Solaris operating system source code publicly available to developers under its "community-source license" program in a move apparently aimed at mimicking the success of Linux."

"Under the Sun program, developers and users can download Solaris source code for free and make changes to the operating system so long as all the changes are reported back to Sun. But developers will still have to pay license fees to Sun if they decide to use any Solaris code in commercial products."

"This means that most users are unlikely to see any immediate changes in the way they acquire or pay for Solaris products."

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