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Re: Copyright

From: bruc(at)stone(dot)congenomics(dot)com (Robert E(dot) Bruccoleri)
To: pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: Copyright
Date: 2000-01-29 02:43:01
Message-ID: 200001290245.VAA15243@stone.congenomics.com (view raw or flat)
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Unless there are agreements in place to transfer copyright, the
copyright to the PostgreSQL source code belongs to *ALL* the authors
of it. Putting a copyright notice with PostgreSQL, Inc. is OK because
PostgreSQL, Inc. is one of those copyright owners, but anyone else who
contributed is also entitled to put a copyright notice on the
software. The fairest course of action is to reference the complete
list of contributors when the copyright is mentioned because they are
the true copyright owners.

However, the real issue with PostgreSQL is not the copyright, but
rather the permissions granted to everyone. As long as all the
contributors are happy with the permission notice, then all is OK.

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