Will Sun's Solaris put Linux in the shade?
May 10, 2007, 11:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)
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"Sun's chief open source officer, Simon Phipps, explains why the
company chose the GPL: "We felt that the biggest impact that we
could have on the Java market was by settling the long dispute with
the GNU/Linux community." That dispute arose from licensing issues,
which meant that rigorously open source systems were unable to
include Java in their distributions. By adopting the GPL, Sun
removed those problems at a stroke."