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HP’s Martin Fink asks Sun and IBM to drop their OS License for the GPL August 11, 2005

Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
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Very, very bad fucking idea. Suns CDDL was thoroughly planned and implemented to give the user freedom over the source code, real freedom to do with as the customer pleases. They want to include it in a prorietary product CDDL license code doesnt run the risk of anyone coming up and saying “Hey, you have to license all your code under the GPL” I know the LGPL kinda covers this, but the LGPL has other hooks to it. CDDL is the way to keep OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 — sorry Martin. Its also easy for Martin Fink to use “sharing” as a topic for his keynote. HP doesnt make software, they make hardware and they wouldnt lose anything if they Open Source their entire software portfolio, all 10 products. Tell you what Martin open source HP-UX and Tru64 if you are that interested in sharing, better yet quit selling HP-UX and Tru64 and tell your sales guys to push Linux instead of your proprietary UNIX offerings which I know HP wont do.

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UPDATE:

If HP and Martin Fink are that interested in “sharing” and if Patents are so bad then I think we all need to ask why HP hasnt dropped this case against Gateway

Oh so you want to share, then again you want it done on your terms?

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