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eWeek: The Ins and Outs of Open-Source Licensing

Jun 16, 2004, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Recent moves by such companies as Sun Microsystems and Computer Associates to dip their toes into the world of open source have reawakened interest in how open-source software licenses work, and what benefits they bring to software companies--if any.

"When companies such as Sun talk about making important products open source, what they're really interested in, say industry observers, is the open-source business model--the model that has allowed Red Hat, Novell and others to draw on the efforts of thousands of Linux developers around the world..."

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