SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Licensing from the CA Perspective
Apr 13, 2005, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)
[ Thanks to Mark
Brunelli for this link. ]
"One of the real challenges facing users of open source is the
seemingly-endless number of open source licenses. Far worse is the
fact that the number of licenses is still increasing. This growth
has been driven by commercial software providers converting
formerly proprietary products to open source.
"One example of this trend is Sun's recent conversion of Solaris
into OpenSolaris, freely available under the new Common Development
and Distribution License, also known as the CDDL and pronounced as
the heart-warming phrase, 'Cuddle.' A second example is Computer
Associates International's CA Trusted Open Source License (CATOSL),
for which there is no clever, heart-warming phrase..."