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internetnews.com: Sun Sticks With CDDL for Solaris (For Now)

Feb 07, 2007, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Sun Microsystems' Chief Open Source Officer, Simon Phipps, explained that Sun is picking the best license on a case-by-case basis for its software and will continue to use the license that is most appropriate for the community involved.

"That said, some things aren't going to change.

"'I've got no intention of removing CDDL from OpenSolaris as it has been an ideal license for OpenSolaris,' Phipps told internetnews.com. 'The CDDL is doing a fine job with that community. The role of the license is to empower the innovator and the CDDL is demonstrably doing a good job of empowering OpenSolaris...'"

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