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Re: [HACKERS] Copyright

From: Mike Mascari <mascarm(at)mascari(dot)com>
To: Michael Meskes <meskes(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Copyright
Date: 2000-01-29 05:07:45
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Michael Meskes wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 29, 2000 at 04:31:55PM +1100, Philip Warner wrote:
> > This depends on the definition of open source; I think Netscape is
> > OpenSource these days, but I doubt if anyone would be allowed to take the
>
> The new version 5 code yes. The old version 4 is just given away for free.
>
> > sources and create "Petscape: The Dog's Browser". But, as far as I know, I
> > could go away tomorrow with the PostgreSQL sources and create "Mostgress",
> > so long as I did not try to sell it. AFAIK, I might even get away with
> > selling it, but it's not really the point.
>
> Yes, you can sell Mostgress. That's one of the problems with a BSD type
> license. That's why may use GPL for there open source projects.

Some of us view this the other way around....using anything GPL can "infect"
any product which may be putting the food on the programmer's table....What do
we care if someone else out there is making money off of, say,
"Mostgress"...good for them. Letting people do whatever the devil they want, it
seems to me, is the as free as free can get. :-)

Mike Mascari




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