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eWeek: The Ins and Outs of Open-Source Licensing

Jun 16, 2004, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Recent moves by such companies as Sun Microsystems and Computer Associates to dip their toes into the world of open source have reawakened interest in how open-source software licenses work, and what benefits they bring to software companies--if any.

"When companies such as Sun talk about making important products open source, what they're really interested in, say industry observers, is the open-source business model--the model that has allowed Red Hat, Novell and others to draw on the efforts of thousands of Linux developers around the world..."

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