Sun wants open source and profits

Sun has long had something of a strained relationship with the open source community, with the near eternal is-it-or-isn't-it saga of open sourcing Java itself just one case in point. The Reg Developer has an interesting report on how Sun is trying to heal some of those wounds while still staying, at heart, a company that makes money from software, one way or another. Debian founder Ian Murdock was trotted out at JavaOne to plead with open source advocates to think of the world in terms of open vs. closed source, not Linux vs. Solaris. Dalibor Topic, the newly appointed Java open source ambassador, urged greater participation in the Java Community Process to shape it more to the community's liking; and former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos swore that his database would remain open source, despite rumors to the contrary.

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