Sun's new Common Development and Distribution License ("CDDL"), which governs its contribution of Solaris, includes
(CDDL)." See Sun Grants Global Open Source Community Access to More
Sun has already made the first move by offering for free download from its Web site its internal Sun Labs program Project DReaM, a collection of Sun's DRM software, under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL
)--the same license used by the Mozilla Firefox browser.
Initial source code will be available beginning in Q4 of 2005, with full release of OpenSSO in spring 2006, under the under the OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL
), the same license Sun is using for its OpenSolaris project.
The company obtained a Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL
) from Sun to access and use the source code of Sun's OpenSolaris and ZFS software, and entered into a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that allowed it to buy Sun equipment and add its own technology for sale to end-users, according to Sun.