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Enterprise Computing: Sun uncorks Jini, names partners

Jan 27, 1999, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Jini is the first case where Sun is trying out its new Community Source License, a middle way between the free-for-all techniques of open-source software development and the more tightly controlled world of traditional proprietary technology."

"Under the Community Source License, anyone can license Jini and develop products for free. But companies wanting to ship Jini products for a profit must pay Sun a fee."

"The community-source license responds to complaints by Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and other industry heavyweights that Sun's grip on the Java specification is too tight."

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