IT Observer: Sun Applies for Open Source License
Dec 06, 2004, 20:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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Following on from news last week that Sun was planning to open
source Solaris, Sun has applied to the Open Source Initiative to
certify its Common Development & Distribution License as a
valid Open Source license.
The move puts Solaris on a direct collision course with Linux,
which is the only widely used OS with a certified Open Source
Earlier this year saw Sun making overtones of peace with the
Open Source community – a community which singularly
identifies itself with Linux as a flagship product – and a
community which is unlikely to see open advances on Linux with a
positive view, in spite of frequent "it's all about competition"
mantras being spouted.