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TechWeb: Jini: Start Of ‘Semi-Open’ Source Movement

“This time next year, people might be talking about the
semi-open source movement.”

“Sun Microsystems released the new Java software platform Monday
to let developers connect a wide range of devices to a network —
from PDAs to household appliances.

“As bait to lure people to the platform, Sun released Jini under
an arrangement that shares some elements with open source, but lets
developers keep more of the innovations they make.”

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