"How long has Sun been involved with open source
software and why? What's its vision?
Barton George: Open source is inevitable, and we are choosing to
lead. Open source is a part of Sun's heritage and the idea of
sharing. Right from its work on the NFS [Network File System] file
server, Sun has made open standards a part of its strategy going
back to the GNOME project. Now open source has moved from a side
effort to become Sun's main software strategy, the way we develop
and distribute our software. And one way is to contribute to
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