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TechWeb: Sun To Release Solaris Source Code

Oct 01, 1999, 14:39 (15 Talkback[s])
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"The move would give developers free access to the Solaris source code under Sun's Community Source Licensing (SCSL) scheme -- a halfway house to open source that offers access to code but requires revenue from commercial products derived from changes to the code."

"Sun began the SCSL approach with Java 2 in December 1998 and has since extended the approach to other Java technologies and the SPARC V8 processor architecture."

"One analyst saw this as a move to compete with Linux's burgeoning popularity."

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