Sun's open-source chief rallies behind GPLv3
Sun's chief open-source officer has backed the third version of the General Public License.
On a company blog, Simon Phipps said that existing work towards GPLv3 had been "extraordinary and effective" and that he is "frankly amazed by the criticisms."
Phipps' comments may be surprising, given Sun's decision last month to release Java under version 2 of the GPL, which governs Linux and many other open-source products. They are also noticeable because of Phipps' senior position at a commercial software vendor.