OpenSolaris and GPL
By jimgris-Oracle on May 31, 2007
More chat about dual licensing OpenSolaris -- JavaFX sends Sun back to the future?. Go to the bottom. It's the last question in the Q&A. I'm mixed on the issue. I think that there are some interesting issues to be explored, but I'm much more sensitive to the possible drawbacks of a dual approach. So far, the OpenSolaris community is clearly not in favor of dual licensing OpenSolaris, so if an actual proposal is eventually put on the table it will be fascinating to see the community discussion. For more info on how the current OpenSolaris Governing Board feels about the issue, look at their positions during the recent election. And here's more background (here, here) from our most recent flame last Jan and Feb.