For Approval: Open Source Software Alliance License

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Sep 27 01:04:27 UTC 2003

Ian Lance Taylor scripsit:

> I wouldn't worry about such a thing myself, mind you--forks against
> the wishes of the author are very rare in practice, and I can't think
> of a single succesful fork which changed the licensing conditions.

The bison/byacc fork was OK with the author but did change the
license conditions.  Specifically, bison is a fork of an early version of
byacc; bison was modified a bit and released under the GPL.

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