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Re: pgAdmin licence

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgAdmin licence
Date: 2007-10-15 07:43:27
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Andreas Pflug wrote:
> OMG. Can you imagine I feel I can't use my own code as I wish?

If it is all your own code then of course, you can do as you wish. But
as I pointed out, the base classes you said you were using were
originally based on other classes written by myself and others.

> For peace sake, I added a reference to the version info.

Thank you.

> Depends on what you call "resolve" and "move on".
> I'm not inclined to reread and quote the messages we exchanged back then
> (most of them in private IIRC), so in short from my memory:
> - you removed working code, replacing it with half-brewn wxGrid code
> that had some bad behaviour. I used the query tool heavily, and rely on
> it, and thus was annoyed seeing the main tool (at least temporarily)
> degraded. To repeat, I'm exceptionally sensitive about the query tool
> because it was the main reason to start work on pgAdmin. I know I made
> this point very clear.

You did. However, the code was not half-brewed, nor did it behave badly
in any way that I'm aware of. It was thoroughly tested and has since
proven to work well.

> I recommitted the working stuff, leaving wxGrid code there for
> conditional compilation, you removed it completely again.
>
> When finally you understood the conditional compilation way I wanted to
> introduce, giving us back some common understanding, 

The reason I re-added the conditionals was to allow you the option of
using that version of the code despite the fact I couldn't understand
why it was so important to you.

> I tried to start to
> updating/committing and found my dev env f***ed up, with svn and my
> version severely diverged. Bummer.
> At that time I was heavily p***ed and decided that I could maintain my
> pgAdmin fork to my personal needs, and observing how fast I was removed
> from the pgAdmin team you seemed to like that. My offer to get and
> review my changes in order to extract them for the official pgAdmin
> never got an answer.

I honestly never received such an email, and would have been glad to
accept had I done. As for leaving the team, you unsubscribed from all
the mailing lists and said something to the effect of 'I'm never going
to work on pgAdmin again' which I took as a resignation from the team.

If I misunderstood what you were saying, then I sincerely apologise and
would be keen to put things right if you are willing. You were an
extremely valued member of the team whose work was appreciated by
hundreds of people, myself included.

Regards, Dave.

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