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Re: Library General Public Licence

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Jim Brown <jimbrown32rb(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Library General Public Licence
Date: 2006-05-28 02:17:38
Message-ID: 44790842.7000207@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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Jim Brown wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I wrote a proprietary MS-Windows application (I can
> just hear the groans... sorry) that I hope to sell. It
> uses a backend database, and I like the option of
> using PostgreSQL for that. I need to know clearly what
> I need to do to distribute the psqlODBC driver with my
> app. 

Nothing. Unless you change the driver. If you don't change
the driver you may include the psqlODBC driver in your closed
source application.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


> 
> My work is not a derivative work and the binary is not
> linked to any psqlODBC library. It can, in fact,
> connect to any ANSI-SQL compliant transactional
> database using ODBC. I would, however, like to support
> PostgreSQL over MS-SQL Server, and, to that end, would
> like to bundle PostgreSQL and the psqlODBC dll with my
> app. I will charge nothing for the driver or the
> database.
> 
> I read the GNU Lesser General Public License and don't
> see anything that prohibits this, but I'm a developer
> and not a lawyer, so I'd like to ask for some advice.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jim Brown
> 
> 
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