Subject: Re: copyright questions
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 06/13/1997 10:57:03
[ Yes, I'm trying to participate in this discussion as both a flamer
_and_ a fact checker! Wow, that takes talent, or something... 8-]
> > But, If another "split" does occur, I do not think it will be the
> > fault of me or anyone else who dislikes your license. That responsibility
> > would rest squarely on *your* shoulders.
> The only person who's mentioned a split is you, Phil.
Actually, I was the person who brought up that notion.
Specifically, I said:
>I have not forced anybody to use code covered by my new license, or to
>use any of my code under _any_ license. However, in the future, all
>of the code that i'm releasing will be under the new terms. Does it
>make sense to create another split in the BSD community because you
>and an unnamed "number of [you]" (who probably will never even be
>affected!) don't like my license, when it in fact has no significant
>requirements _except_ that the copyright be left intact and that I be
>given credit for my work? I don't think it does.
>From that, it should be obvious what I think of the notion.
In any case, I decided a while ago that I'm more likely to simply stop
developing BSD system software in my free time than I am to start
another fork. It's just not worth the extra effort. "One was enough,
and perhaps too many." 8-)