Sun's Starting To Get It

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From: Robert Harley (
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 12:47:43 PST

Given the recent staircase between Ernie and RST, the following might be
considered topical:

TechWeb: Open Source Guru [Bruce Perens] Says Sun's Starting To Get It
    Feb 7, 2000, 15:22 UTC (3 Talkbacks) (Other stories by Mo Krochmal)

"Bruce Perens, a key player in the development of the concept of open
software, said Sun Microsystems deserves credit on recent open source

"Sun has a new model it calls Industry Standards Source License that
lets developers modify and distribute source code and derived binaries
freely. Developers can choose to keep their modifications
confidential or make them public.

'It will probably go through a couple of iterations based on
language,' Perens said. 'It needs to be understandable by programmers
-- who are not attorneys.' "

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PS: This iBook hasn't crashed since it was powered up on Christmas day.
    May have something to do with the fact that I started out by nuking
    the M$ garbage that was pre-installed. It's no slacker either: it
    has computed 166 ECDL points!

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