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Re: Patch license update to developer's FAQ

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Patch license update to developer's FAQ
Date: 2007-03-02 18:29:48
Message-ID: 45E86D1C.2080107@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> I have added to the developer's FAQ that we don't want
> non-BSD-compatible licensed patches:
> 
>     <li>PostgreSQL is licensed under a BSD license.  By posting a patch
>     to the public PostgreSQL mailling lists, you are giving the PostgreSQL
>     Global Development Group the non-revokable right to distribute your
>     patch under the BSD license.  If you use code that is available under
>     a BSD-compatible license (eg. public domain), please note that in your
>     email submission.  If the license is not BSD-compatible (e.g. GPL),
>     please do not post the patch.</li>

How about something simpler:

<li>PostgreSQL is licensed under a BSD license. Patches that are
submitted another a non-compatible license (such as the GPL) will be
ignored.</li>





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