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Will Sun's Solaris put Linux in the shade?

May 10, 2007, 11:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"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."

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