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

“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

“Details of that protection plan won’t be revealed until Sun
announces its licensing terms for open-source Solaris in the coming

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