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Sun nukes SISSL

Posted by johnm on September 2, 2005 at 11:15 AM PDT

Sun's "Chief Open Source Officer", Simon Phipps, just announced that Sun is retiring the Sun Industry Standard Source License. He's putting Sun's money where it's mouth is and actually getting rid of the license to help reduce the ridiculously rampant proliferation of "open source" software licenses.

Fer shizzle!

If you're interested in why license proliferation is so lame, read Larry Rosen's short paper, License Proliferation.

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