Licensing: OpenSolaris under GPLv3?

An anonymous source, as reported by Peter Galli on eweek, revelead that Sun Microsystems is planning to dual-license OpenSolaris, under the CDDL license and the GPLv3 as well.

Alex Fletcher, principal analyst at Entiva Group Incorporated, talks about sound decision:

I class as a sound decision, Sun Microsystems decided to hold off on deciding whether to adopt the General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) for its Solaris operating system until the license is finalized.

Rich Green, Sun’s Executive Vice President, wrote:

According to eWeek, apparently we’re going to license OpenSolaris under GPLv3. I have to say I was surprised because it just ain’t so. This is primarily due to the fact that the terms of GPLv3 aren’t final, thus making it impossible for us to commit to it. It would be like signing a contract with blanks to be filled in later. So, with all due respect to eWeek, I feel I have to go on record to say the article isn’t correct.

At the end of the day, no news under the Sun ..