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Linux-Watch: Sun to Release OpenSolaris Under GPL Version 3

Jan 17, 2007, 14:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Sun is going to add the upcoming GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) to OpenSolaris in addition to its current CDDL (Common Development and Distribution License). This may give OpenSolaris a much needed kick in the pants.

"I have never liked the CDDL. Like many other open source licenses, which are based on the MPL (Mozilla Public License), the CDDL artificially restricts the intellectual freedom that makes open source such an incredible powerhouse of software development..."

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