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Re: psql & readline & win32

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu, xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net
Subject: Re: psql & readline & win32
Date: 2006-01-02 23:35:09
Message-ID: 13705.1136244909@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> The page links to this: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html which
> lists the BSD licence without the advertising clause as a GPL-compatible
> free software license, of which it says: "This means you can combine a
> module which was released under that license with a GPL-covered module to
> make one larger program."

You are misinterpreting the intent of that page completely.

What the GNU people mean by "GPL compatible" is that you can combine
GPL code with code licensed with a compatible license, and then
redistribute the result UNDER THE GPL.  (There are many licenses for
which this is not so, and you basically couldn't redistribute such a
combined work at all.)  There is no situation in which they intend to
let you redistribute combined works under the other license.

			regards, tom lane

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