September 10, 2001

Sun shuts down Open Source J2EE

Author: JT Smith

Michael Robinson writes: "On September 7, Lutris pulled their support for Enterprise Enhydra, citing Sun Microsystems'
refusal to accomodate an Open Source license for J2EE. An announcement at the site states: 'We attempted for
more than a year to get an Open Source compatible license for
J2EE but have not been successful in this regard. While others
in the Open Source community may find violating the J2EE license
an acceptable risk, as a company Lutris has a responsibility to
protect its assets. We hope you understand the difficulty we
had in coming to this conclusion.' This is unfortunate, but should not come as much of a surprise in
light of Sun's historical ambivalence toward the Open Source


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