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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sun's Dual-License Dance

Feb 04, 2006, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"We apologize to those who have had their fill of GPL3 news. We promised ourselves after last week's admonishment that we would steer clear of it for a least a few weeks.

"Then Jonathan Schwartz spoke ...

"In a blog entry posted last Fridaythe chief operating officer and president of Sun states:

"...we've begun looking at the possibility of releasing Solaris (and potentially the entire Solaris Enterprise System), under dual open source licenses. CDDL (which allows customer IP to safely comingle with Solaris source code) and under the Free Software Foundation's GPL3. It's early days, but we're looking at two things as we make that decision..."

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