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