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Re: Attorney fees

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Attorney fees
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 09:26:55 -0500
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I wrote:
> The competitors you created in step one can create competing GPL
> versions with the same features.

David Kastrup writes:
> That's a nice theory.  In practice, you can't hope to keep pace with the
> original authors in almost any case unless development died altogether or
> they left.

We are talking about the main line going closed-source.  That provides both
motive and opportunity.  Consider X.

> Many projects don't survive the original authors leaving (or even just
> aging) even without forking or competition.

If no one cares then it doesn't matter, does it?  If Open Office went
closed-source many people would care, and many of them would be in a
position to do something about it.  Again, consider X.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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