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Enterprise Computing: Sun uncorks Jini, names partners

“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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