Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on October 08, 2005 08:03 AM
.... we will simply fork the GPLed product<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... maintainers of the GPLed fork will do just fine, thank you...
Your zealotry blinds you so much that you apparently read enough of what I said to realize: I SAID EXACTLY THAT!
The question I asked was how is this different than them just stopping development on the project all together..
Wait for it, I know this is gonna be hard for you to accept: IT ISN'T!
Like I said originally you can still fork! But all this talk of boycotting is pointless..
There are many programs out there that gain popularity by simply being free (as in beer) and later switch to a paid only version because they can no longer support themselves on free. Do I spew venom on them and vow never to use their product(s) again? No.. and as I see it, the whole fact that they decided to give you something to fork in the first gives you no room to complain.
I wonder why that if the community had contributed SO MUCH to the project, they were able to get permission from all the external submitters so easily to agree to the switch from GPL.
(Unless you are contending they are crooks and lying about that, please provide evidence if that is what you are suggesting..)
Again, zealotry like this does the OSS community no good but serves as a turn-off to potential new adopters of OSS. Very self-destructive, but you just keep on going if it makes you feel good.