Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sun sponsors Free Software Foundation | | CNET

As an added bonus, it probably also provides some indirect ways for Sun to stick it to Linux vendors... 

The move fits with Sun's expressed fondness for version 3 of the General Public License (GPL) whose development the foundation now is leading. Sun is releasing Java as open-source software under the GPL.

Patron status gives Sun the right to market itself as such, two hours of consulting on licensing issues, and five T-shirts and baseball hats and miniature CDs that boot a version of the foundation's Gnu's Not Unix (GNU) operating systems based on the Linux kernel.

Source: Sun sponsors Free Software Foundation | | CNET

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