Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Some Additional Good License Commentary

from Tim Bray as well.

I likewise have wondered all along about the dual-licensing option (i.e. license OpenSolaris under both the GPL and CDDL). It's a complicated issue though. How would the patent indemnification work under those circumstances? Would Solaris just be strip-mined for the benefit of Linux? (And should Sun ultimately care?) Would it be compatible with third-party closed-source linked to OpenSolaris?

In any case, it's clear that Sun and CDDL have prodded the GPL-is-the-only-true-Open-Source-license forces into action.
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