Sun makes its move.
Posted Feb 1, 2005 21:04 UTC (Tue) by landley
In reply to: Sun makes its move.
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And already backpedaling on the patent thing...
I suspect "doesn't match executive intent" means "we realise now we can't
get away with it". I.E. it doesn't match _current_ executive intent, but
it says exactly what they meant when they launched it. They wanted subtle
FUD that would creep out CIOs but slip under the radar of the open source
developer community. (Of course the developers are touchier than the CIOs
because we live this stuff and they just buy it.)
It would be much easier to consider this an honest mistake if these
weren't the same people who put out the Sun Community Source License...
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