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CNET News: Sun Plans Patent Protection for Open-Source Solaris

Nov 18, 2004, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"When Sun Microsystems releases Solaris as open-source software, it plans to provide legal protection from patent-infringement suits to outsiders using or developing the operating system--one of several ways Sun hopes to make Solaris more competitive with Linux.

"Details of that protection plan won't be revealed until Sun announces its licensing terms for open-source Solaris in the coming weeks..."

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