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TechWeb: Open Source Guru [Bruce Perens] Says Sun's Starting To Get It

Feb 07, 2000, 15:22 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Bruce Perens, a key player in the development of the concept of open software, said Sun Microsystems deserves credit on recent open source announcements."

"Sun has a new model it calls Industry Standards Source License that lets developers modify and distribute source code and derived binaries freely. Developers can choose to keep their modifications confidential or make them public.

'It will probably go through a couple of iterations based on language,' Perens said. 'It needs to be understandable by programmers -- who are not attorneys.' "

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