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Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol

From: Domain Admin
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:10:44 -0500


It's not wrong really. The GNU GPL allows for this kind of rebranding.

Rather it is not as PRODUCTIVE as it could be, if they joined forces
with us. This would allow them to keep their compiler on parity with
ours. Also we could then benefit more easily from their work.

Kind Regards

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Michael <address@hidden> wrote:
First let me thank all the people who put their hearts and hard work
into Open Cobol.

For someone else to take a copy of OC, rename it, and claim it, is
wrong! I don't think their hearts in the right place at all.
Isn't there something in the GPL that prevents this kinda thing?

Just my $0.02,

Domain Admin wrote:
> Ulf,
> Yes. Folks should check the forums. But it is simply Open Cobol under
> a new name.
> A diff will reveal that some files have NOT CHANGED AT ALL, except for
> the addition
> of their copyright notice. There are several issues with this COBOL as
> well. I won't
> get into the technical problems. Their hearts are in the right place.
> I just hope that
> moving forward, rather than forking projects, we could get folks FIRST
> to work as a part of the OpenCobol team. This would speed development and
> ensure that we are not working at cross purposes.

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