On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 01:23, Justin Clift wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Does someone want to say Hi to Jason Sheets here, and let him know about the licensing of the manuals, etc?
> Also, as I'm withdrawing my efforts from the PostgreSQL project we need someone else to take over the receiving of these emails from the Advocacy site.
> Josh, I think it would suit you, but not sure if it's your kind of thing.
> Regards and best wishes,
> Justin Clift
Well, here's my stab at it, posted only to the group until it's decided
who should be sending a response.
For questions regarding copyright and licensing we always recommend
people contact an attorney for binding legal advice. That said, I don't
see any potential problems with the use that you have outlined below.
Both the PostgreSQL source code and documentation are licensed under the
BSD license, which gives users the right "to use, copy, modify, and
distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose, without
fee, and without a written agreement" provided our copyright notices and
disclaimers appear in all copies. You can find a copy of the license at
If you have any questions while creating your training guide please feel
free to ask questions to one of the PostgreSQL mailing lists, and when
you are done we would be happy to help you make the guide publicly
available through one of the PostgreSQL websites.
PostgreSQL Advocacy Team
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Today please request for a PostgreSQL contact from advocacy.postgresql.org
> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 15:03:24 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Advocacy Website <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
> To: justin(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Jason Sheets has requested to be contacted in regards to PostgreSQL.
> Email address : jason(dot)sheets(at)hp(dot)com
> Preferred language : English
> The nature of the request : Hello,
> I work for Manpower Professional onsite at a HP R&D Lab in Boise, Idaho\.
> I have been promoting the use of PostgreSQL in our environment and the adoption rate is increasing, in response to this I\'ve been asked to create an internal
> training course for our engineers\.
> I would like to use parts of the PostgreSQL documentation such as the introduction, and also the reference in my class but I was unable to determine what
> license the manuals are distributed under\.
> The information I construct will not be distributed for profit, and will remain internal but I can make it publically available to the PostgreSQL community\.
> The region of the requester : Boise, Idaho
> The name of the requester's company : Manpower Professional
> The number of people in the requester's company : 200
> The urgency of the request is : 3
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