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CNET News: Sun to Release Open-Source Sparc Designs

Mar 21, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Sun Microsystems plans to release on Tuesday the underlying design of its UltraSparc T1 'Niagara' processor under the terms of the General Public License.

"The move fulfills a commitment to employ the widely used open-source license that Sun President Jonathan Schwartz made at the Open Source Business Conference in January. David Yen, executive vice president of Sun's Sparc server group, is expected to discuss the move at the MultiCore Expo, which runs Tuesday through Thursday in Santa Clara, Calif., where Sun also has its headquarters..."

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