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Re: pgAdmin licence

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgAdmin licence
Date: 2007-10-12 19:13:13
Message-ID: 470FC749.3020008@pse-consulting.de (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page wrote:
> Andreas Pflug wrote:
>
>   
>> No. You removed VC6 support, which was absolutely vital for me, without
>> ever asking whether that was viable. Since my development was tightly
>> integrated, I wasn't able to switch one of projects separately (at least
>> in the timeframe available).
>>     
>
> Oh, I'm sorry - I thought it was the wxGrid thing you objected to.
>
> WRT to moving to VC++ 2005, I *did* ask your opinion (and even stated
> 'and drop VC++6 support'), and the only objection you raised was that
> you thought we'd have to link with the .NET runtimes which I
> investigated and found was not the case.
>
> The thread is here:
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgadmin-hackers/2006-04/msg00054.php
>
> Regardless, if you needed to retain VC++ 6.0 support for compatibility
> with your private work, surely it would have been infinitely easier to
> just maintain your own project file, rather than forking and having to
> duplicate all the effort to keep up to date with new PostgreSQL releases?
>
>   
>> Yes, but not the query tool nor any of its helper classes. The base
>> classes however are reused by several other projects, including pgImport.
>>     
>
> As far as I can see, that puts you in breach of our licence as the
> distribution you posted a link to on your PSE Consulting website
> (www.pse-consulting.de/pg/pgImport.zip) includes *only* a zipped
> executable and no sign of any of the requirements of the pgAdmin
> licence. Much of the base class code in pgAdmin was written or modified
> by me (particularly the connection and recordset classes) and therefore
> cannot be claimed as your own original work.
>   
I don't think so. It was me who invented the db base classes, besides
they have undergone some major rewrite (ever heard of pgSetIterator?)
I checked quite thoroughly, including the icon (which I'd replace if I
had another one at hand).

Regards,
Andreas

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