ZDNet: Will Sun's 1600 Patents Suck the Life Out of Linux?
Jan 29, 2005, 05:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)
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"During the announcement, both Sun chairman and CEO Scott
McNealy and the company's executive vice president of software John
'Johnny-L' Loiacano characterized the CDDL as a license that allays
open source licensing confusion by removing ambiguities and
'cleaning up' the licensing language. In the end, McNealy
concluded, 'We're committed to one word and that's sharing.'
"But in addition to having introduced perhaps even more
ambiguity into an already ambiguous environment (more on that in my
analysis of the transcribed text below), will Sun's announcement
further compartmentalize an already compartmentalized open source
community? Read on..."