GPL and forking

Remco remco47 at
Fri Feb 13 14:16:34 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 2:53 PM, David Lefty Schlesinger
<lefty at> wrote:
> Forking is discouraged when a project is active, but if there's no project,
> and the author can't be found, it doesn't really seem as though it
> constitutes a "fork"...

Actually, this would still be considered a fork, and it would be the
most positive possible form of forking. Basically what it was invented
for! This would be a case where the GPL has saved a project from


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