"It's not quite open-source software, but developers are about
to get access to the Solaris operating system without paying for
it. Indeed, Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to put all of its platform
software -- including Solaris -- under a Community Source License,
the company said this week. The license is likely to cover any Sun
software that is not specific to end users or vertical
"Community Source is a quasi-open source license that Sun
announced in December for Jini, Java and its Java Workshop
development tool. In a reversal of its previous practice, Sun, of
Mountain View, Calif., will not collect money from developers until
they ship binary products based on Sun source code."
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