Subject Re: OpenBase, Phoenix, etc. Re: [IB-Architect] Open Letter
Author Jim Starkey
At 12:25 PM 7/20/00 -0600, Tim Uckun wrote:
>This seems weird to me. I seriously doubt that once a code is GPLed it can
>be un GPLed. The purpose of GPL is to prevent just that. I suppose they
>could have two forks for the code base a pre and a post GPL and they hope
>to sell the pre GPL fork but this seems like a dicey business plan.

The more interesting question is what they do about user contributions
to the source code. A patch to a GPL project is automatically GPLed.
If they apply the patch to non-GPL tree, it instantly falls under
GPL itself.

Jim Starkey