All the News That's Fit to Print
By richgreen on Jan 17, 2007
I love finding out what I'm doing by reading trade publications. According to eWeek, apparently we're going to license OpenSolaris under GPLv3. I have to say I was surprised because it just ain't so. This is primarily due to the fact that the terms of GPLv3 aren't final, thus making it impossible for us to commit to it. It would be like signing a contract with blanks to be filled in later. So, with all due respect to eWeek, I feel I have to go on record to say the article isn't correct.
However, while I'm on the subject, let me repeat what I've been saying since we issued Java under GPLv2. We are in active discussions with the community regarding the detailed terms of GPLv3 and I'm very pleased with the current course and speed. As v3 is finalized, we'll work with the community to give very serious consideration to dual-licensing OpenSolaris (under CDDL and GPLv3). Until it is completed, we just can't make a commitment. And you wouldn't either. So, I'm afraid that on this particular topic, this is a no-news day.