[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 source code leaked?
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Mon Dec 19 17:08:08 UTC 2011
it wouldn't need to be a disgruntled Oracle employee, they still deal
with Intel, and other manufacturers ... just needs to be someone with
access to the code and no emotional ties to Oracle.
If code is tagged with the CDDL, can that code not be CDDL? if so a
third party with no involvement, or an automated system could remove
files from the archive that don't have the CDDL leaving only
Open-licensed code available.
On 19 December 2011 16:44, Michael Kerpan <madcrow.maxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm assuming that a disgruntled employee made this dump out of
> frustration with the current situation. Still, given that the CDDL
> licenses on most files are almost certainly simply leftovers from the
> Sun era, the code is useless to OpenIndiana and not legally binding.
> I'd even go as far as to say that this is a BAD thing as there's now
> tempting code out there that if it accidentally made its way into OI
> or FreeBSD or any of the other projects using code from the
> OpenSolaris era could cause MAJOR legal problems for those projects.
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