Sun releases Honeycomb under BSD licence

By   |  April 18, 2008

Server heavyweight Sun Microsystems has made another foray into the world of open source software with the release of its StorageTek 5800 archiving software under a BSD Licence. Java.net uses the Sun StorageTek 5800 source code for its development efforts. Previously known as Project Honeycomb, the code for the 5800 has been donated to the OpenSolaris storage and Java.net communities, Sun said yesterday in a statement.

“The market for integrated digital archiving has always been challenged with a lack of applications,” says Manfred Gramlich, storage lead for Sun Microsystems South Africa. “Sun has tackled this problem head on by providing an open source API for the StorageTek 5800 which will drive application development for the solution.”

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