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Re: [ANNOUNCE] pgAdmin Licencing Changes

From: "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "Ed Carp" <erc(at)pobox(dot)com>, "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: <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 02:11:27
Message-ID: 15d701c320d0$9f7e3240$6500a8c0@fhp.internal (view raw or flat)
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> If by this you mean that existing versions of pgAdmin II already
> distributed will be relicensed, I'm not sure that action is lawful.
> 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.

Not true, according to the lecture on Australian copyright law that we had
at linux.conf.au 2003.  There is NOTHING in copyright law preventing someone
from changing the license on already distributed copies of software.  That
is something that most open souce license users fail to realise...

Chris


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