OpenSolaris logo licence

MJ Ray mjr at
Wed Sep 28 21:20:56 UTC 2005

Simon Morris <mozrat at>
> Thank you for clarifying that. I'm sure it has been discussed many
> times before so I apologise if I'm going over well trodden ground.

It rarely comes up here. You may find that gnu.misc.discuss is
a more common place for such general discussions.

> Is the code of OpenSolaris considered free by the FSF?

I don't know and their web site just crashed. You could ask them
at licenses at maybe.

> It is released under a number of licences but mainly the CDDL [0]. The
> OSI approves this as Open Source but does the FSF consider this to be
> an acceptable free software licence?

The CDDL is listed as a GPL-incompatible free software licence in
but it's not clear which version of it was reviewed.

There is no consensus in debian that it's a free software licence.
Its specification of a venue and the restrictions it places on
related commercial support agreements are my particular worries.
You can find some more among discussion of the star package in

Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef), K. Lynn, England, email see

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