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Re: [HACKERS] GPL code issue?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,"Andreas Pflug" <Andreas(dot)Pflug(at)web(dot)de>,pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] GPL code issue?
Date: 2003-10-01 03:39:15
Message-ID: 25221.1064979555@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> In src/backend/parser/parse.h there is a copyright that reads as below.
> Note the bottom section that says that the GPL is only excepted for
> files generated by Bison *from* this file. This implies to me that this
> file is GPL'd,

No.  The text in question is copied verbatim from some Bison component
file that supplies a lot of fixed boilerplate for Bison output files.
It's not very well phrased, perhaps, but their intent is clearly to
exempt Bison output files from the GPL, and this *is* a Bison output
file.

			regards, tom lane

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