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ZDNet: Will Sun's 1600 Patents Suck the Life Out of Linux?

Jan 29, 2005, 05:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

"During the announcement, both Sun chairman and CEO Scott McNealy and the company's executive vice president of software John 'Johnny-L' Loiacano characterized the CDDL as a license that allays open source licensing confusion by removing ambiguities and 'cleaning up' the licensing language. In the end, McNealy concluded, 'We're committed to one word and that's sharing.'

"But in addition to having introduced perhaps even more ambiguity into an already ambiguous environment (more on that in my analysis of the transcribed text below), will Sun's announcement further compartmentalize an already compartmentalized open source community? Read on..."

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