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Re: psqlODBC 08.02.0300 doesn't compile

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Hiroshi Saito <z-saito(at)guitar(dot)ocn(dot)ne(dot)jp>, pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Subject: Re: psqlODBC 08.02.0300 doesn't compile
Date: 2007-04-25 18:50:37
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
>> I don't know about the RPM packaging rules, but you can build from 
>> source just fine as long as you don't try to regenerate any of the 
>> autoconf/automake stuff.
> 
> Not really an option for me, since I need to insert the same libtool
> version that is used on whichever Red Hat distribution I'm building for.
> 
> In any case, the other point is that you're failing to distribute the
> complete source code as defined by the LGPL license you're using
> (ie, the "preferred form of the work for making modifications" ---
> derived files ain't it).
> 
> Being the authors, you can of course do whatever you want, but it's
> arguably illegal for Red Hat or other packagers to redistribute this
> package, since we are likewise failing to provide the complete source
> code.

That's only an issue if we (as copyright holders) should take action of 
course - which would be a pretty stupid thing to do - but I see your 
point, and can imagine the nervous ticks your lawyers would probably 
develop :-)

Regards, Dav e.

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