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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Licensing from the CA Perspective

Apr 13, 2005, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

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"One of the real challenges facing users of open source is the seemingly-endless number of open source licenses. Far worse is the fact that the number of licenses is still increasing. This growth has been driven by commercial software providers converting formerly proprietary products to open source.

"One example of this trend is Sun's recent conversion of Solaris into OpenSolaris, freely available under the new Common Development and Distribution License, also known as the CDDL and pronounced as the heart-warming phrase, 'Cuddle.' A second example is Computer Associates International's CA Trusted Open Source License (CATOSL), for which there is no clever, heart-warming phrase..."

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