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Re: libedit memory stomp is apparently fixed in OS X Lion

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: libedit memory stomp is apparently fixed in OS X Lion
Date: 2011-08-01 20:23:57
Message-ID: 20110801202357.GC4014@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 07:17:00PM +0100, Dave Page wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 08:32:03PM +0100, Dave Page wrote:
> >> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> >> > I think you had better plan on incorporating GNU readline into
> >> > installer builds for Lion.
> >>
> >> Unfortunately the licence makes that a non-starter.
> >
> > What is it about a GPLed psql client that is a non-starter for the
> > installer?  I'm not a fan of the GPL, but in this case, the
> > effects of linking it in are quite limited in scope, i.e. they
> > pertain to exactly one binary.
> 
> The scope or number of files is irrelevant. Having just a single
> GPL'd file in those installers makes it impossible for ISVs to
> bundle them with their products, unless they open source them under
> a GPL compatible licence.

I know of no one, not even the wackiest AGPL loony-tune, who claims
that the GPL is infectious to the degree you're describing.  Are you
*sure* the reason you state is the actual reason?

Cheers,
David.
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