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Re: Issues regarding code license of ported code.

From: "Francisco Figueiredo Jr(dot)" <fxjrlists(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br>
To: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Issues regarding code license of ported code.
Date: 2004-09-18 20:37:26
Message-ID: 414C9C86.1040605@yahoo.com.br (view raw or flat)
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Richard Welty wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 13:24:00 -0300 "Francisco Figueiredo Jr." <fxjrlists(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br> wrote:
> 
>>So, the copyright is not from a single person which means I can't 
>>contact the person who did it. There is no sign of who is the author too.
> 
> 
>>Do you know who may be the author?
> 
> 
> well, the copyright is held by the "PostgreSQL Global Development
> Group", which is an uncorporated association. i'd say that you should
> treat this as meaning the PostgreSQL core team.
> 

Ok.

> 
>>Also, do you know what would be other care I should take when 
>>integrating the code? I mean, do I have to distribute the BSD license?
>>Do I have to add a note about the use of BSD derivative work?
> 
> 
>>I read the BSD license and I could see it is very simple and easy to 
>>use, but I just want to be sure if I'm not missing anything.
> 
> 
> the BSD license is what it is, and says what it says. it's about the
> simplest license out there, and i wouldn't worry about any tricks.
> you will need to distribute the license and specify somewhere that
> BSD licensed code copyrighted by the postgresql global development
> group is included. there are various examples of how to do this scattered
> about the net.
> 

Ok. I will do that.

> people do what they will do with licensing, but as a general rule,
> i recommend that adjuncts to BSD licensed projects should stick
> with a BSD style license, and adjuncts to a GPL/LGPL style project
> should stick with that type of license. otherwise, you end up in
> confusing situations like the one you're facing.
> 

Thanks. This is one of the most important things I'd like to hear.
About how to license the ported code.


Here is what I'm willing to do:

Distribute the source and binary code with the bsd license.
Add a note about usage of copyrighted Postgresql Global Development 
Group code.
Add a note about original copyright in all 4 used files.
Keep saying Npgsql is licensed as LGPL as the new ported code will be 
licensed under LGPL.


Do you think this is ok?

Regards,

Francisco Figueiredo Jr.


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