Sun Public License

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Sun Public License
AuthorSun Microsystems
SPDX identifierSPL-1.0
FSF approvedYes[1]
OSI approvedYes
GPL compatibleNo[1]

The Sun Public License (SPL) is a software license that applies to some open-source software released by Sun Microsystems (such as NetBeans before the 5.5 version). It has been approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a free software license,[1] and by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as an open source license. It is derived from the Mozilla Public License.

This license has been superseded by the Common Development and Distribution License, which is also derived from the MPL.


  1. ^ a b c "Various Licenses and Comments about Them - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation".

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