Subject: Re: copyright questions
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
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-)