"Sun Microsystems Inc. on Friday reiterated plans to offer
Solaris under its Community Source License..."
"So far, Sun is continuing to go its own way. Sun has invited
Behlendorf and Mozilla manager Mitchell Baker to speak at a
community forum on its Jini technology this month, but refuses to
change the Sun Community Source License agreement to accommodate
critics. Attendees must sign the license, which Sun manager Danese
Cooper describes as "complicated and long."
"Open source is not one community. We try to keep an open
dialog going, but partly it's our experience that their
understanding of our license is imperfect," Cooper says. "Our
whole value proposition is ensuring compatibility of Java and Jini,
and that flies in the face of the open-source right to fork the
code base as needed, which means they take it in a different
direction. I've had [talks] with Eric Raymund about this, and it's
understood that this is the central issue."
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