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InfoWorld: Sun Considers GPL License for Solaris

May 01, 2004, 15:30 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. may be selling servers running Linux, but that doesn't mean it is cutting back on the evolution of Solaris. Among its plans, the company is considering offering a free, open source version of its flagship operating system, said Jonathan Schwartz, the company's recently appointed president and chief operating officer.

"'Maybe we'll GPL it,' Schwartz said of Solaris, referring to the GNU General Public License under which the Linux operating system is distributed. 'We're still looking at that...'"

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