david.dillard at veritas.com
Wed Apr 13 23:02:43 UTC 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel West [mailto:svosrp at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 6:50 PM
> To: license-discuss at opensource.org
> Subject: Re: asymmetry?
> So a license that enables and allows forking is good?
I would say yes. In fact, I'd say that the OSD, in effect, mandates
that it be possible.
> I thought that was the whole point of the GPL, to prevent forking.
I don't know if that was the intent, though I doubt it. But if it was
the intent, it certainly doesn't achieve that.
> Well and that's the deal. The GPL allows several different
> companies to be in the Linux business. A dual license GPL
> only allows one company to be fully in, say, the MySQL business.
Huh? That's simply not the case.
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