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Re: [ANNOUNCE] pgAdmin Licencing Changes

From: Anthony DeRobertis <asd(at)suespammers(dot)org>
To: Ed Carp <erc(at)pobox(dot)com>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,postgresql(dot)org!pgadmin-support(at)adsl-61-76-31(dot)pns(dot)bellsouth(dot)net,postgresql(dot)org!pgsql-announce(at)adsl-61-76-31(dot)pns(dot)bellsouth(dot)net,Alexandre Dulaunoy <alexandre(dot)dulaunoy(at)ael(dot)be>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] pgAdmin Licencing Changes
Date: 2003-05-23 16:07:33
Message-ID: 1053706056.22656.148.camel@whosthere (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 2003-05-22 at 03:45, Ed Carp wrote:
> On Wed, 21 May 2003, Dave Page wrote:
> 
> > - Previous versions of pgAdmin II will be retroactively relicenced under
> > the Artistic Licence AND the pgAdmin Public Licence.
> 
> If by this you mean that existing versions of pgAdmin II already
> distributed will be relicensed, I'm not sure that action is lawful.

It's lawful --- the copyright holder(s) are just granting an additional
license to use it under.

> Generally speaking, unilaterally attempting to change an already
> distributed product to another license, regardless if that license is more
> or less restrictive, has little if any basis in either law or court cases.

The copyright holder can always grant you additional permissions (unless
there is an exclusive license somewhere, etc.)


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