OVPL summary

Chris Zumbrunn chris at czv.com
Thu Sep 15 11:18:28 UTC 2005

On Sep 14, 2005, at 9:44 PM, Alex Bligh wrote:

> As to poor stewardship, I'm afraid I disagree. There is NOTHING to 
> prevent
> a fork in the OVPL. Someone else can go maintain another version. The 
> ID
> will get license back. As the fork diverges from the ID's own code, the
> license-back will be less and less useful, as code-bases will be 
> harder to
> align. It ENCOURAGES good maintainership.

But ten years down the road, the ID could again produce a proprietary
product from that fork, while the poor guy that maintained the fork for 
these years can't.


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