Sun releases OpenOffice.org under LGPL

OSNews notes OpenOffice.org Goes LGPL. “On 2nd September 2005 Sun announced the retirement of the Sun Industry Standard Source License. As a consequence, no future Sun open-source project will use the SISSL. Projects currently using the SISSL under a dual-license scheme, such as OpenOffice.org, are dropping the SISSL and thus simplifying their license scheme as soon as the development cycle allows. Effectie with the announcement that Sun is retiring the SISSL, OpenOffice.org will in the future only be licensed under the LGPL (.pdf). A FAQ is also available.”

Kudos to Sun MicroSystems for dropping their license and making Open Source that much simpler.

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