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Re: [HACKERS] proposed improvements to PostgreSQL license

From: Sevo Stille <sevo(at)ip23(dot)net>
To: Chris Bitmead <chris(at)bitmead(dot)com>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] proposed improvements to PostgreSQL license
Date: 2000-07-04 13:33:35
Message-ID: 3961E7AF.4FECC613@ip23.net (view raw or flat)
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Chris Bitmead wrote:

> Actually that is the exact reason you _don't_ want to be based in the
> USA. Do you really want Postgres to be breaking new ground in the
> courts? The USA is at the leading edge of lame new legislation. If the
> postgresql licence is locked into Virginia law forever, (because any
> licence change will be forever), you are subject to that law forever no
> matter how stupid it may get.

Besides, it effectively reduces the rights of any non-US developers to
zero for sheer cost reasons, as they'd have to defend them in a Virginia
(or at any rate US) court. And liabilities issues are far more likely to
crop up in the US than anywhere else, where sueing for damages seems to
be a profitable business. 

Sevo

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sevo(at)ip23(dot)net

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