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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RE[3]: Red Hat and IBM
by on Tue 6th Sep 2005 05:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Red Hat and IBM"

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And the satellite server is about the only thing they develop - everything else they just leech from the community. So much for "we love GPL." They love GPL for other people's stuff.

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RE[4]: Red Hat and IBM
by shotsman on Tue 6th Sep 2005 06:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Red Hat and IBM"
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2005-07-22

RedHat do contribute to lots of GPL stuff. Just take a look at the number of kernel developers who are from RedHat. As far as leeching everything then you are so wrong.
Look at their purchase of netscape directory server. They paid money for it and then made it open source. If that is leeching then you should think about getting a different dictionary.
Take a break from trolling on OSNews and go visit /. Your comments would be more welcome there.

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RE[5]: Red Hat and IBM
by on Wed 7th Sep 2005 02:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Red Hat and IBM"
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Sorry for stating the obvious, which I'm sure you already know, but Sun bought StarSuite (which was, frankly, rather poor) and turned it into OpenOffice.org/StarOffice)

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RE[4]: Red Hat and IBM
by on Tue 6th Sep 2005 06:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Red Hat and IBM"
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(Forgive me for feeding the trolls, but the non-stop anti-redhat rhetoric has got to stop)

Sorry, but Red Hat does TONS of development. They employ the maintainers of glibc, gcc, lvm, autotools, gfs, binutils, HA clustering, and on and on! They have contributed vast amounts of code to many major upstream projects including the kernel, OOo, GNOME, and many Xorg and fd.org projects. Major subsystems like NPTL and audit began at Red Hat. They've made java useable under gcc. Their installers, admin GUIs, and a thousand other things have always been open!

To accuse Red Hat of not embracing the GPL is just silly! They probably do more actual development on upstream projects than any other distro.

Satellite Server and their internal build system are the _only_ closed software they have.

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