Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Jul 2010 16:48 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris This morning, at the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) meeting, the following was proposed and unanimously resolved: "The OGB is keen to promote the uptake and open development of OpenSolaris and to work on behalf of the community with Oracle, as such the OGB needs Oracle to appoint a liaison by August 16, 2010, who has the the authority to talk about the future of OpenSolaris and its interaction with the OpenSolaris community otherwise the OGB will take action at the August 23 meeting to trigger the clause in the OGB charter that will return control of the community to Oracle."
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RE[5]: Shame for great technology
by Rahul on Tue 13th Jul 2010 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Shame for great technology"
Rahul
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Copyright assignment policies allow centralized copyright control and even though Oracle does release MySQL under the GPL, the license does not apply to Oracle and Oracle is free to sell proprietary versions.

If you want forks, OpenSolaris has several derivatives and forks that already exist. Again, CDDL does not prevent that at all.

As far as Debian is concerned, it has no lawyers and interpretation of license is done by developers which is problematic and in the case of porting, it was not prevented by CDDL. Debian might have thought so but does not make it correct.

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