Sun Mulls Deeper Open-Source Ties

Releasing Solaris under the GPL -- an idea Jonathan Schwartz first broached publicly in a January, 2006, blog post -- could catalyze large numbers of developers to write software that runs on Sun gear. Technology in Sun's newest Sparc microprocessors, which have won rave reviews for performance, is also available under the GPL, as is most of Java.

Sun Mulls Deeper Open-Source Ties.