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Re: psycopg2 license changed

From: Federico Di Gregorio <fog(at)initd(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: psycopg2 license changed
Date: 2010-02-15 20:41:21
Message-ID: 4B79B171.3050109@initd.org (view raw or flat)
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On 15/02/2010 20:12, Greg Smith wrote:
> Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
>> I just wanted all interested people know that psycopg2 2.0.14 to be
>> released in the next few days will be under the LGPL3 + OpenSSL
>> exception (example code and tests under the LGPL3 alone because they are
>> never linked to OpenSSL).
> 
> Great news and I look forward to the release.  One small thing to
> consider:  having more than one license can turn into a cost to users of
> your software who are required to have each license reviewed for legal
> issues, and I'd think that maintaining two has some cost for you too. 
> If it's possible for you to fold all these into a single license, that
> would really be a lot nicer.  Being able to say "psycopg2 is LGPL3 +
> OpenSSL exception", period, is much easier for people to deal with than
> having two licenses and needing to include the description you gave
> above for explanation.  Having to educate a lawyer on how linking works,
> so they understand the subtle distinction for why the two licenses
> exist, is no fun at all.

Even if tests and examples code aren't almost never distributed except
in the psycopg2 source package? A couple of other people contributed to
the tests: if you really feel like it is so important I'll contact them
and ask their permission to use the LGPL3 + exception (the contribution
was without the exception) or remove the code (we won't lose much.)

federico

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Federico Di Gregorio                         federico(dot)digregorio(at)dndg(dot)it
Studio Associato Di Nunzio e Di Gregorio                  http://dndg.it
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