Time for a Fork

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sun Feb 10 10:16:27 CST 2002

Brett Glass wrote:
> 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.

The case you cited was a *good* fork.
> >        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
> idea.

No worse than Linux vs. BSD.  And both the Linux and BSD crowds seem to be

- Dan

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