JBoss Warns Spinoff Against Forking Code
JBoss president prepared to sue if the group of developers who left the JBoss Group to form a new company attempts to diverge from the JBoss code base.The leader of the open-source JBoss Java application server environment said that if the group of developers that left his organization attempts to splitor "fork" as its called in the industrythe 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, thats another problem. If theres a new JBoss, if they fork it and call it JBoss I would sue them. There is only one version that we control."
Fleury spoke on the eve of his companys developer conference, JBoss Two, which is being held Wednesday in San Francisco during the same time as Sun Microsystems Inc.s annual JavaOne conference, and in the same block as the Moscone Center where JavaOne is held.