Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jan 2007 00:19 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems is set to license OpenSolaris under the upcoming GNU GPLv3 in addition to the existing Common Development and Distribution License, sources close to the company have told eWEEK. "The next version of Solaris will include things like GNU Userland, which is already being attempted with OpenSolaris, while open-source solutions from other communities for things like package management also look very promising. Dual-licensing OpenSolaris with GPLv3 could make this even easier," said a source who declined to be named.
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RE[3]: oh no
by behemot on Wed 17th Jan 2007 16:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: oh no"
behemot
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> "Such an attitude goes completely against the sprit of the open source/free software movement and is, frankly, rather childish."

and

> "But choosing to do so specifically so that another open source project can't use your code just doesn't seem right to me."

This is exactly what GPL do with the licenses that are "compatible" with it.

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