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ZDNet: For Non-Proliferation's Sake, Sun Asks OSI to Retire Older Open Source License

Sep 03, 2005, 09:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"There's a bit of news on the the open source license non-proliferation front. Proliferation of incompatible open source licenses has balkanized the open source software community to a point that code isn't nearly as freely shareable as some people perceive it to be. As one of his first moves as Chief Open Source Officer at Sun, Simon Phipps has announced that the company is retiring the Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL) in favor of its more recently drafted (and Open Source Initiative-approved) Common Development and Distribution License (the CDDL, pronounced 'cuddle')..."

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