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Groklaw: Patent Questions About the CDDL

Jan 28, 2005, 21:15 (2 Talkback[s])

"When I wrote about Sun's announcement about Open Solaris, I said that I wouldn't explain one issue I saw with the new license, the CDDL, because the Contributors' Agreement wasn't complete, and until I saw it I wouldn't know if an issue I had with the license was resolved or not.

"I have just learned that Sun will not have the Contributors' Agreement finished for weeks, perhaps months. I thought we'd have the document in a matter of days. Because none of us can know our future for sure, and we never know when we'll be hit by a truck or a tsunami or something, I feel I need to explain the hole to you now, so you can sensibly decide if you wish to accept the terms of the license or if you prefer to wait until Sun makes whatever adjustments it decides to make in order to address the issue..."

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