Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:31 UTC, submitted by DittoBox
Features, Office On 2nd September 2005 Sun announced the retirement of the Sun Industry Standard Source License. As a consequence, no future Sun open-source project will use the SISSL. Projects currently using the SISSL under a dual-license scheme, such as OpenOffice.org, are dropping the SISSL and thus simplifying their license scheme as soon as the development cycle allows. Effectie with the announcement that Sun is retiring the SISSL, OpenOffice.org will in the future only be licensed under the LGPL (.pdf). A FAQ is also available.
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I'm glad to hear it
by deathshadow on Mon 5th Sep 2005 17:51 UTC
deathshadow
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2005-07-12

In the age of everyone and their brother creating new open source licenses, I have to applaud the retirement of SISSL.

OSI was BANG ON in their recommendations, I'm glad to see at least ONE company was paying attention.

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