Has Sun seen the light?!

Sun today announced something referred to as OpenSolaris.. they also announced that they’re releasing a “free-to-use” license for some 1600 patents they claim to own. I’m not quite sure what all this means in regards to “real life”, but I’m sure millions of people and thousands of lawyers will be involved in figuring this out 🙂 Regardless, it’s a nice gesture and a big step in the right direction; way to go Sun!

This could, of course, just be another marketing stunt aimed at selling more hardware 🙂

The announcement for OpenSolaris is here.
The OpenSolaris site can be found on www.opensolaris.org
The announcement for the patents is here.

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