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The Register: Sun makes Solaris source available

Dec 05, 2000, 13:35 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"Sun has made the source code to its Solaris Unix operating system more widely available. (Just as we describedback in January.)"

"But if you'd previously got the impression that Sun was "open sourcing" Solaris in some way, you'd be wide of the mark. Sun says the Solaris 8 Foundation Source Program is for "Research Use" only, which encompasses "research, reference, evaluation, development, educational or personal use, excluding use or distribution for direct or indirect commercial (including strategic) gain or advantage."

"Licensees cannot make copies of the source, or distribute source or binaries built from the source to others, according to the accompanying FAQ. This is substantially different to the Java Community License."

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