Sun adopts Write Once, Revise Anywhere license

Don't like it? Write your own

Tired of outrageously restrictive software licenses?

Sun Microsystems can help. It's posted a most lenient license for its JavaBeans Development Kit (BDK), which lets users set any terms they like for a download of the software.

A quick click on the continue button from this download page reveals a terms and conditions screen that allows users to replace Sun's terms with their own text before continuing.

Simply select the text, cut it, and insert the terms and conditions that seem compelling at the moment.

Sun has a tidier license up for version 1.0 of the JavaBeans BDK, but feel free to entertain yourselves with the platform independent 1.1 code.

Many thanks to a sharp eyed reader for pointing us to this. Try pasting in the entire text of Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury just to see if the Sun legal staff can figure out what the book means. ®

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