Time for a Fork

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Sat Feb 9 22:10:30 CST 2002

At 08:57 PM 2/9/2002, Daniel Walker wrote:

>        From what I've been reading this is exactly why people want to switch
>to LGPL .. The LGPL is suppose to stop forks 

The LGPL does nothing to prevent forking. In fact, if the LGPL is adopted, 
it will likely CAUSE a fork, in the same way that SSH, Inc. caused the
OpenSSH project to be started when it stopped licensing its code under
an open source license.

>        If we want to be effective we can't be divided .. Instead of Linux vs.
>BSD it would be Wine vs. Wine ..

I happen to agree. This is why adopting an FSF license would be a very bad 

--Brett Glass

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