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Internet Week: Hybrid Open Source Model Applies to Enterprise, Too

Dec 09, 1998, 09:19 (0 Talkback[s])

"Enterprise users downloading free Java source code will have to pay royalties to Sun Microsystems when internal applications built on that code are deployed"

"The biggest splash at this week's Java Business Expo show...has been the new more open Java licensing practices... But when that code is shipped in a commercial product--either by a software vendor externally or an enterprise user internally--royalties must flow back to Sun"

Sun says, "To go any further would cause fragmentation and undermine compatibility"

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