"Bruce Perens, a key player in the development of the concept of
open software, said Sun Microsystems deserves credit on recent open
"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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