[CentOS-devel] ksplice and CentOS

Fri Jul 22 10:11:43 UTC 2011
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

Marian Marinov wrote:
> I spoke with my colleges about Ksplice and one very interesting question 
> popped up:
>    What will happen with our fork efforts if Oracle suddenly patent the Ksplice 
> software ?
> I know that in Europe we don't have the problem with software pattents and the 
> GPL will protect us from any issues like that.
> However what is the situation in the US and other countries that have software 
> pattents ?
> Marian

Any code released as GPL can be forked as long as fork is also GPL. Can 
Oracle even change the license for code published as GPL? I am really 
interested to hear "official" responce from someone that knows this by 


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