JavaOne: More Open Source from Sun?

A long Q&A with Schwartz and eWeek's Steve Gillmor. Schwartz talks open source Solaris and Java, engaging communities of developers, and corporate competitive stuff. But the most interesting bit in this piece is this exchange:

Steve Gillmor: You're trying to come up with a unifying solution across this rather confusing array of alternatives …

Jonathan Schwartz: But it may not be unified, Steve. We use the GPL for OpenOffice, but GPL may not be the right answer for Java. The Apache license may be more akin to what we want for Java.

All I want to do is suggest that, as we move forward in our business, we're cognizant that there is a very substantial community of developers who prefer having access to the source code. We may in fact not simply limit ourselves to Solaris and Java; we may look more broadly at what else we can open-source (emphasis added).

Humm. I wonder what's next?
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Except that OpenOffice.org is LGPL...................NOT GPL.............

Posted by Anonymous on June 29, 2004 at 07:09 AM JST #

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