Computer Associates has said that it has released Ingres r3 under the CA Trusted Open Source License (CATOSL).
According to CA, this release will enable the open-source community to review and submit modifications to the Ingres r3 code line for possible inclusion in the general availability version which is scheduled for release on September 30, 2004.
It is reportedly the first time a major enterprise software developer has collaborated directly with the open source community to provide enterprise-class database technology.
CATOSL is a derivative of the common public licence that is available from http://opensource.org and is Open Source Initiative (OSI) compliant.
This means that developers can incorporate Ingres into their own solutions as long as the Ingres source code is made available in accordance with CATOSL.