Sun woos FSF with GPLv3 carrot while Linux gets the stick
Reaction to the Free Software Foundation's upcoming revision of the GNU Public License (GPLv3) has been mixed so far, with many participants taking a wait-and-see attitude while others (such as Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds) actively opposing certain provisions. Now Sun has apparently decided to put its weight squarely behind the FSF and GPLv3. The reasons may not be as pure as you think.
In a speech and interview at the company's analyst summit this week, CEO Jonathan Schwartz said he would like both Solaris and Java to be licensed under GPLv3: