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Re: GNU readline and BSD license

From: Fabrice Scemama <fabrice(at)scemama(dot)org>
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Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: GNU readline and BSD license
Date: 2000-12-23 17:09:21
Message-ID: 3A44DC41.27D53709@scemama.org (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> Rasmus Lerdorf, the big PHP developer, told me that the existance of GNU
> readline hooks in our source tree could cause RMS/GNU to force us to a
> GNU license.
> 
> Obviously, we could remove readline hooks and ship a BSD line editing
> library, but does this make any sense to you?  It doesn't make sense to
> me, but he was quite certain.
> 

The sole psql program could be GNU-licenced...
just my 2p.

Fabrice

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