Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:14 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Due to me not working for OSNews these past eight weeks, I've been a bit out of the loop, as I didn't really follow technology news. I did notice that a lot is going on in OpenSolaris land, and today, Oracle has outlined what it has planned for Solaris 11 - and according to some, the fears about OpenSolaris' future were justified.
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RE: license to protect opensolaris?
by Macrat on Wed 11th Aug 2010 23:38 UTC in reply to "license to protect opensolaris?"
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27


I remember criticism of Sun for using a cddl license - would someothing like GPL have protected opensolaris from Oracle?


Did the GPL "protect" MySQL from Sun/Oracle?

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danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

Well, there's a subtle difference here: MySQL is GPL + copyright assignment. If it were GPL-only, no proprietary forks/branches were possible. On the other hand, it would become impossible to use MySQL in software that does not have a GPL-compatible license as well.

Edited 2010-08-12 06:53 UTC

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