Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jan 2006 17:14 UTC, submitted by d3vi1
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris In a weblog entry, Sun's President Jonathan Schwartz has announced that Sun is looking into applying a dual-license scheme to OpenSolaris-- CDDL and GPL3. "We recognize that diversity and choice are important - which is why we've begun looking at the possibility of releasing Solaris (and potentially the entire Solaris Enterprise System), under dual open source licenses. CDDL (which allows customer IP to safely comingle with Solaris source code) and under the Free Software Foundation's GPL3."
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RE: I don't think it will happen
by glarepate on Sun 29th Jan 2006 21:08 UTC in reply to "I don't think it will happen"
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2006-01-04

There would eventually be two vastly different kernels with one that could not be incorporated back into proprietary Solaris.

Will your worries go away if Solaris 11 is based on OpenSolaris? It may mean that new features won't be backported to Solaris 10 and earlier without writing all new code. But proprietary Solaris doesn't look to be a project with an indefinite development lifetime at this point.

Unless, of course, SUN change their mind again. But how likely is that? (d^;)

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