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eWeek: JBoss Warns Spinoff Against 'Forking' Code

Jun 11, 2003, 20:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"The leader of the open-source JBoss Java application server environment said that if the group of developers that left his organization attempts to split--or 'fork' as it's called in the industry--the JBoss code base, he would sue them.

"Marc Fleury, president of JBoss Group LLC, Atlanta, said he is prepared to take legal action if the group of developers who left the JBoss Group to form a new company, known as Core Developers Network LLC, attempts to diverge from the JBoss code base.

"'I did think about them forking,' Fleury said. 'If they fork JBoss, that's another problem. If there's a new JBoss, if they fork it and call it JBoss I would sue them. There is only one version that we control...'"

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