Sun continues sailing its free and open course with DRM

Summary:Sun has lately been crowing lately about how it was the original open source company, and despite not jumping on or responding to the Linux open source movement until the last few years (OpenSolaris is a 2005 phenomenon), the company is now trying to claim its more open than thou status and touting community development.

Sun has lately been crowing lately about how it was the original open source company, and despite not jumping on or responding to the Linux open source movement until the last few years (OpenSolaris is a 2005 phenomenon), the company is now trying to claim its more open than thou status and touting community development. In support of that initiative, and providing non-proprietary solutions for the planet, Sun is rolling out the Open Media Commons and Dream (DRM everywhere available) software under the CDDL license. Stephan Shankland has the story. I'll look to see what Sun's Open Source Office head Simon Phipps has to say about this latest initiative, and how Sun will convince Apple, Sony, Microsoft and others to join in...

Topics: Oracle

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