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..."