“…Solaris and a whole bunch of development tools are now in the wild as well, albeit only free in the sense of a child wearing reins near an interesting looking cliff.”
Paul on the CDDL license that currently prevents OpenSolaris from being that little bit extra special.
“It requires that all attribution notices be maintained, while the GPL only requires certain types of notices. Also, it terminates in retaliation for certain aggressive uses of patents. So, a module covered by the GPL and a module covered by the CDDL cannot legally be linked together. We urge you not to use the CDDL for this reason.” – Common Development and Distribution License
“Also unfortunate in the CDDL is its use of the term “intellectual property”.
Best of all though, is Paul’s email to me about this – “Look how I referred to Sun’s license when I blogged it earlier… words like the ones you would use coming out of my mouth. Is your name Tyler Durden?”
In related OpenSolaris news, my pals at Joyent are doing some crazy low pricing on their Accellerators right now. Facebook application developers can still get a free-of-charge account, too.