[TAG] Zimbra, Yahoo, Microsoft, and the revenge of "Exhibit B" licensing
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Feb 4 10:59:27 MSK 2008
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Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 23:55:47 -0800
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: TAG <tag at lists.linuxgazette.net>
To: svlug at lists.svlug.org
Subject: Re: [svlug] (forw) RE: (forw) Re: Time to dump those yahoo accounts
Responding to Dick Morrell, who'll get a forwarded copy.
> Go for it. IPCop simply took my work took off our names as authors doing
> find and replace (breaching the GPL and Eben Mogel agreed) but as the
> GPL is toothless nothing ever happened... So 2m IPCop users don't have a
> clue IPcop is 99.5% our work.
I wasn't really commenting on IPcop -- but your saying GPLv2 is
"toothless" just because SmoothWall, Ltd. elected not to sue over (what
you say was) copyright violation seems wildly non-sequitur. Moreoever,
Harald Welte over at gpl-violations.org has several EU court judgements
that say you're wrong. ;->
> I was aware of ZPL/YPL modification.
> A fork of Zimbra - why ? I would rather fork scalix properly (but LMA
> might object).
An obvious forking scenario would be if Microsoft completes Yahoo
acquisition then terminates Zimbra development, as it has done with
countless other properties. I certainly don't wish that on Zimbra
users, but the viability and continued usefulness of a fork would settle
the open-source-or-not question via functional test.
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