Subject: Re: OVPL summary
From: Chris Zumbrunn <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 13:18:28 +0200

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.