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InformationWeek: Sun Enlists In Free Software Foundation

Feb 27, 2007, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Sun Microsystems, which has viewed open source code alternatively as a competitor and as a friend, announced today that it is joining the Free Software Foundation, origin of the freely downloadable tools that helped spawn the open source era. Simon Phipps, chief open source officer, announced Sun would become a patron supporter of FSF during a Saturday 24 Feb. keynote at the Free and open Source Software Developers European Meeting in Brussels.

"FSF patrons make a financial contribution to the foundation in exchange for the right to use its logo on the Sun Web site. Patrons also get free consulting on the FSF's General Public License..."

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